Icy conditions persist throughout the night

TROY, Ohio (WDTN) – Rain is something you might expect to see in March.

Snow and freezing temperatures, however, are a completely different scenario.

A day earlier, the overcast skies and the chilly winds were believed to be a thing of the past.

“It’s not a white out,” said Mike Wilkinson. “It’s a gray out. It’s the same old thing. Every time you think it’s over, it starts all over again.”

Winter is once again showing it is not over yet.

A mix of snow and rain hit much of the Miami Valley.

Road crews with the Ohio Department of Transportation were continuing to watch the roads.

“Basically patrolling the interstate making sure there’s no icy conditions,” said Aaron Huff with the ODOT. “We try to be proactive as possible.”

Drivers are watching out for any buildup of snow or ice.

As temperatures continue to drop through the night, ODOT crews said any salt put on the roads would do more harm than good.

Snow blowing in the wind could stick to the salt adding more hazards like icy spots.

“You mainly want to look for hazy dash lines and edge lines,” said Huff. “Once those start to get hazy and you start getting the tracking with the wheels and you don’t see any tire spray, generally, you want to start putting material down.”

They are the type of conditions that have people wishing for more consistent weather.

“It’s kind of a letdown,” said Wilkinson. “It’s mother nature’s big tease, I think, this year.”

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