CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio Department of Transportation laid out its plans for snow and ice on Wednesday.
ODOT crews work around the clock to keep things clear.
There were no major issues on Ohio interstates during last year’s winter season.
Last winter, ODOT drivers logged more than 3-million miles.
ODOT says their workers will be even more efficient this season because of a full service maintenance facility that will help employees stay on the go.
ODOT plans to use more liquid this winter. They’ll have tanks filled with a salt brine mix that will be used to pre-treat and clear the roads even faster.
The liquid will help break down the ice pack on the roads.
ODOT says it is fully stocked on salt.
Last year, ODOT used 297,000 tons of salt, which they believe is average for Northeast Ohio.
ODOT says they are hiring for seasonal work. More on that here.
ODOT snow plows were struck 59 times last winter season. They are asking for drivers to pay attention on the road and give them the room that they need to work.