ODOT District 10 Workers Ready for Expected Snowfall

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

MARIETTA, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Nearly 37,000 tons of salt already have been used to treat roadways in parts of southeastern Ohio, according to information from Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10, according to a news release from the agency.

It reports that it is ready for the latest forecast of snow. Beginning at midnight Friday, more than 110 snowplows will be treating and clearing highways. Drivers will be working 12-hour shifts, then rotating with a new crew of well rested drivers.

With an expected snowfall of up to 5 inches in some locations, snowplows will be stocked with salt, brine and calcium chloride. Also, snowplows are equipped with infrared temperature sensors, allowing drivers to adjust treatment on the fly.

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