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ODOT reiterates winter driving safety messages

| January 18, 2024

NEW PHILADELPHIA (WJER) (Jan. 18, 2024) – The local Ohio Department of Transportation office is sharing some safety reminders for anyone venturing out during this next winter storm.

District 11 spokesperson Lauren Borell says you can keep yourself and others on the roads safe by slowing down and giving them plenty of space.

“Winter kind of crept up on us, and it seems like it came here fast. And with that, we remind folks to allow extra time when you’re traveling for your commute and even at nighttime if you’re going out to run errands or whatever it may be. Look at the radar. Check and see what to anticipate for weather so that way you can plan your travel accordingly.”

Or better yet, stay home and hunker down until the storm passes.  

“If anybody can avoid travel, we always encourage that, to stay off the roads. That helps our crews out there to take care of the jobs that they need to do but it also keeps you home safe.” 

For road condition updates tonight and throughout the winter, check out the ODOT District 11 Facebook page, visit, or download the OHGO app.

There’s a winter weather advisory in effect for Tuscarawas County from 1 am tonight until 10 o’clock Saturday morning.

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