The Ohio Department of Transportation’s Hancock County Garage on Lima Avenue in Findlay is ready for the winter weather.
Deidra Noel, transportation administrator for ODOT in Hancock County, says they started prepping their trucks in mid-October and had a district-wide inspection to make sure they were ready to go.
And as usual, ODOT is asking drivers to do their part to help their snow plow operators clear the roads as efficiently as possible.
“Just take your time and slow down, give yourself enough distance between the vehicle in front of you, especially if it’s one of our trucks. Snow coming off of a truck makes visibility even worse so just back up and give us some space.”
Noel says the Hancock County ODOT Garage has 21 trucks and is responsible for 621 lane miles in the county, including Interstate 75 from Bluffton to North Baltimore.
She says they’re still hiring for the busy winter season, and you can click here for more details.
Noel says, as a manager, she doesn’t get to plow snow as much as she used to, unfortunately.
“It’s really fun. Everybody who works here enjoys it. It’s a public service and when you’re good at what you do, you’re proud of it.”