Road crews watching for re-freeze as temperatures drop
MIAMI VALLEY, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - Most roads still have a good bit of moisture on them, especially backroads. It's a big improvement from what they looked like this morning during the snow storm. Road crews were doing the best they could to keep up with the snowfall.
"They really had their work cut out for them overnight because as soon as they would plow, the snow was still coming down. So, the pavement was being covered over just as soon as they were plowing it," Mandi Dillon with the Ohio Department of Transportation said.
That hard work was helped by Mother Nature.
"Right now the roads are pretty clear. The sun came out. That helped us out a lot," Dillon said.
Traffic was moving along much better in the Miami Valley Wednesday afternoon but that doesn't mean road crews will get a break.
"We'll just be watching and checking for any re-freeze. Also, we want to remind motorists that bridges, ramps and overpasses, they tend to freeze first because they have air all around them," Dillon said.
Even with all the salt on the roads there's still the chance for it to re-freeze, especially on roads that aren't traveled that often.
"We want to make sure people are slowing down and staying alert and looking for any kind of slick spot they might see," Dillon said.
The City of Dayton said they will continue to plow and salt residential streets through 11 p.m., and pick up their treatment Thursday morning.