Troopers help drivers stuck in the snow

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN)- The Ohio State Highway Patrol has been busy all day helping drivers stuck in the snow and they say drivers should continue to use caution as temperatures drop.

“We’ve had several commercial vehicles slide off, jackknife, a lot of cars have been sliding out throughout, primarily, at least I have been since about 2:30 this morning,” says Sgt. Jeff Kramer.

This semi jackknifed on I-70 westbound near Brookville around 8:00 Wednesday morning.

No one was hurt, but one lane had to be shut down while it was cleaned up, causing traffic tie ups.

The road wasn’t reopened until 2:00 p.m.

Sgt. Kramer says this puts a strain on their resources.

“It could slow response times.  So, we’ve had other officers, full staff because of the weather, but whenever you have this situations like this that require somebody here for so long, it does slow down and boggle up our resources and we have to make other arrangements,” he explains.

So, he’s asking you to slow down if you’re heading out.

“People are starting to speed up.  We’re kind of concerned with that as we go into the evening commute.  They’re still wet and icy in spots and snow-covered in spots and when people increase their speed, because it looks clear, that’s sometimes where we get into some problems,” said Sgt. Kramer.

There will be extra troopers out on the roads Wednesday night as well.

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