ODOT Issues Reminder About Not Placing Snow in Road

ODOT Issues Reminder About Not Placing Snow in Road

Snow moved onto ODOT-maintained routes 
creates safety concern

MARIETTA, Ohio – As winter approaches the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is issuing a reminder about not placing snow in the road.

Individuals, businesses, villages, cities and others are asked not to blow, shovel or plow snow onto ODOT-maintained U.S., state and interstate routes.

“Our crews work hard to keep our routes clear of snow and ice for the traveling public,” said ODOT District 10 Highway Management Administrator Bert Tooms.  “When snow is moved from a driveway or side street onto an ODOT-maintained route, it creates a safety concern.”

ODOT has more than 3,000 drivers and more than 1,500 plow trucks ready to tackle snow and ice statewide this winter. ODOT’s goal is to have primary routes back up to speed within two hours of the end of a storm. It’s a goal that ODOT crews met 97 percent of the time last winter.