MORRISTOWN – Ohio Division of Transportation District 11 started early Monday as dozens of crews labored to clear and deal with native roads.
ODOT had practically 100 crews working to clear and deal with US, state, and interstate routes in Belmont, Harrison, Jefferson, Carroll, Columbiana, Holmes, and Tuscarawas counties, and efforts continued all through the day. Lauren Borrell, a spokeswoman for ODOT’s District 11, mentioned crews labored by the weekend and into Monday to make sure motorists may journey safely after a snowfall.
Belmont County had 19 plow vehicles clearing roads, whereas Harrison and Jefferson counties every had 10. Every plow operator labored a 12-hour shift.
“They (the ODOT groups) had a really busy morning. The snow continued to fall as they plowed. … They’d their palms full, however they did an excellent job “, she added.
Borrell mentioned jap Ohio averaged about eight inches of snow over the weekend, by Monday afternoon.
“It was completely different throughout the realm, with the bottom round possibly 5 inches, however in most locations it averaged round eight inches.” she mentioned.
As crews plowed, in addition they handled the roads as a precaution towards icy situations, Borrell mentioned.
“They’ve handled the roads like they’ve been plowing to attempt to loosen the snow and get it off the roads. … Because the day progresses, they may keep watch over issues and check out as vital to forestall ice from forming on the roads at night time. “ she mentioned.
Borrell mentioned the most important concern is eradicating mud from the roads to forestall ice from forming.
ODOT urges motorists to drive safely and provides crews room to work whereas plowing and treating roads.