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arctic blast has arrived in northwest Ohio, and it won't be leaving until next
And it's not
going to make driving any easier. The immediate problem will be blowing and
drifting snow on rural roadways. Conditions are expected to worsen as the snow
All road crews
can do is scrape the ice and slush off roadways. Forget about laying down any
salt - sub-zero temperatures makes that an exercise in futility.
be dealing with a situation where drivers must be cautious
because knowing we cannot use materials, there's not a lot we'll be
able to do with the exception of plowing," said Theresa Pollick of the Ohio
Department of Transportation.
There will be
100 plow drivers out covering ODOT's eight counties in northwest Ohio. They'll
be working 12-hour shifts until further notice.
into a costly year for ODOT operations in northwest Ohio. So far, $55
million has been spent on labor and materials.
slightly above what we'd go through in a normal 10-year average period,"
Pollick said. "We're on track to have one of the most significant ice and snow
years in recent history."