ODOT battling snow and ice for Monday commute

MIAMI TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Road crews are battling snow and ice as they look to clear the roads for Monday morning’s commute.

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s District 7 had 121 snow plows on the roads during the heaviest snowfall Sunday night.

Ryan Sullivan, Transportation Manager for ODOT, said three shifts of road crews began Sunday at midnight preparing for the snow. Crews are expected to switch every twelve hours until the roads are clear.

Another major issue coming into the storm was a recent shortage of salt.

Sullivan said there was roughly 400 tons of a salt mix at the barn off Lyons Road in Miami Township. It is a number, Sullivan said, is constant with other ODOT barns across the District.

That salt was expected to be enough to get through Sunday’s storm.

“We’re doing all the things we can do to save it like bumping up our liquid potency levels,” said Sullivan. “They’re a little bit higher than usual. We’re doing everything we can. With that being said, we’re still going to give the high standards that people expect out of us.”

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