ODOT reports winter materials usage up over last year. (Photo submitted)
ODOT reports winter materials usage up over last year. (Photo submitted)

BOWLING GREEN — Aside from the frigid Christmas-time storm, winter this year has been comparable to last.

“We expect the latter part of winter to be colder with more snow — that’s what our weather service partners are predicting,” said Mark Bressler, highway management administrator for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), District 2, headquartered in Bowling Green.

Motorists are reminded that ODOT trucks travel at slower speeds and are asked to give them plenty of space to work. Last winter, ODOT plow trucks statewide were struck 62 times. This year, 17 ODOT crews have been struck while performing snow and ice operations.

Check OHGO.com for current conditions and traffic information.

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ODOT District 1 and 2 includes the 16 northwest Ohio counties of Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Putnam, Van Wert, Wyandot, Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Williams, and Wood.

Check ODOT’s Facebook and Twitter accounts throughout the year for weather response and traffic information: