Crews with the Ohio Department of Transportation will be monitoring road conditions throughout Thursday evening and the early morning hours of Friday.
A wintry mix brought snow, rain and freezing rain to central Ohio Wednesday night, and the system unleashed the region’s first taste of winter weather all day Thursday. While the system moves out of the area, there is the concern of possible refreezing.
“It is always a possibility when temperatures are below freezing,” ODOT spokesperson Breanna Badanes said. “Luckily, our pavement temperatures are still pretty warm, so we haven’t seen a whole lot of accumulation but it’s always a concern overnight when it gets dark and the temperatures drop.”
ODOT crews have been treating the roads with salt to combat the wintry mix coming down to avoid the possibility of brine freezing upon contact.