ODOT preparing roads ahead of snow coming to central Ohio this weekend


Heading into this weekend’s it’s becoming more and more likely that snow will cover the roads, with many seeing a few inches by the end of the day Saturday.

10TV spoke with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) on Thursday about their plans for this weekend.

“My staff will put together a plan ‪Friday afternoon,” said Shawn Anverse, administrator for ODOT Franklin County.

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Leading up to the event, Anverse said they will continue to pretreat the roads.

“All of our drivers will know that plan before they leave ‪Friday evening, so they'll know what time they're coming in on Saturday, what shift they're working, what the forecast is, they know what the expectation is.”

Anverse said they will run close to 50 trucks every shift on Saturday, fully equipped with snow plows.

“We'll run ‪24/7 around the clock until the event is over," he said.

He also mentioned he typically likes to get his crews out on the road an hour or so before the snow starts.

Regardless of the amount of snow, Anverse said to be precautious while out on the roads Saturday.

“It takes people a little while to get used to driving on snow, so just take it slow and make sure we don't crowd the plows," he said.