Morning commuters prepared for roads refreezing


    ODOT said nearly 100 crews will be on the road starting between 11 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday salting highways for a safe morning commute. (WSYX/WTTE)<p>{/p}

    People are making plans for possible icy roads Thursday morning.

    Melting snow and rain made central Ohio roads wet Wednesday night. Ice is a concern as temperatures drop overnight into Thursday.

    ODOT said nearly 100 crews will be on the road starting between 11 p.m. Wednesday and midnight Thursday salting highways for a safe morning commute.

    Cathy Schmidt drives her children to school in the morning and plans on leaving earlier than normal.

    "Getting them up a little earlier, make sure we get the cars warmed up and leave that safe stopping distance,” said Schmidt.

    Tyler Swanner also plans on adjusting his morning commute.

    "I try to get out a little bit earlier. I also try to avoid the highway at some point because sometimes they can get a little congested,” explained Swanner,

    Ice is a concern not just for road crews, but also moms like Schmidt whose son is a teenage driver, “he might have to ride with mom tomorrow and go back old school and just ride with mom."

    State and city road crews advise drivers not to speed on possibly slick roads in the morning.

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