ODOT still salting, plowing, reassessing


Cleanup from the Dec. 26 winter storm that brought snow and ice to central Ohio is still ongoing.

Ohio Department of Transportation District 6 spokesperson Nancy Burton said 107 crews still are working to clear the district that includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Pickaway, Fayette, Madison, Marion and Morrow counties.

“Around 3:30 or 4 (p.m.), we will reassess things to see who will stay and which counties will have employees stay overnight,” she said.

Another burst of snow Dec. 26, between 4 and 6 p.m., put ODOT back into “plowing mode, but overnight we had a fresh set of crew plowing shoulders, less-traveled routes and areas around ramps. Many of the roads in urban areas were cleared first. Those interstates get the highest volume, and clearing the interstates was the first priorities.”

Crews worked 12- to 16-hour shifts and had no major problems clearing the first major snowstorm of 2012, Burton said.

As for additional snow forecasted for Saturday, Dec. 29, Burton said, they’ll think about that when cleanup from the most recent storm is completed.

“That’s something we will probably do tomorrow, but not today,” she said.