ODOT is ready for the wintry mix headed our way tonight into Monday which could make for a slippery morning commute.
· Threat: Wintry precipitation. The main hazard will be freezing rain, but accumulating snow is also in play.
· Location: More snow expected along and north of I-70, with more freezing rain south of I-70. Freezing rain is possible everywhere.
· Timing (of precipitation event): Starting on or after midnight Sunday and continuing into Monday afternoon.
· Impact: Icy roadways.
· Confidence: Confidence is high on having a wintry precipitation event that will negatively affect travel in the region. Confidence is moderate to low on expected snowfall accumulation across the region.
What is ODOT doing? Bringing in crews by midnight tonight throughout Central Ohio.
How we are prepping during the day today? Resting/sleeping since report time for work Monday AM is now a lot earlier than the usual 7 AM. All snowplows were loaded with salt on Friday before shifts ended since this latest weather system was in the forecast.
Best advice for motorists: Allow extra time for your Monday morning commute, and slow down. Pavements that appear to be wet could actually be icy.