JACKSONTOWN (Friday, January 11, 2019) – With the arrival of the area’s first significant winter storm of the season, crews in ODOT District 5 are gearing up to tackle snow and ice around the area including Coshocton, Fairfield, Knox, Guernsey, Licking, Muskingum, and Perry counties.
In preparation for the storm, ODOT crews are fine-tuning equipment and loading trucks this afternoon, and the first round of snowplow operators will begin patrolling as early as 4 a.m. Saturday. Crews will then continue working through the duration of the storm, applying materials and plowing roadways, as needed.
As always, ODOT reminds motorists to exercise additional caution when traveling during inclement weather. In addition to reducing their speed, drivers need to allow additional travel time and maintain a safe following distance behind other vehicles. Motorists should also give ODOT crews plenty of room to work, as they travel at speeds well below the posted limit and their visibility is limited.