AMELIA, OH (FOX19) - While the official start of winter is two months away, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hard at work readying its snow-fighting equipment and its 3,000 snowplow drivers for the upcoming snow and ice season.
Over the next several weeks, ODOT District 8 will conduct 150-point inspections, test, and fine-tune snow removal equipment as part of county-by-county Operational Readiness events.
ODOT will be running a test of the new lights at the Clermont County garage on Wednesday, October 24 at 10 a.m.
All snow-fighting equipment will be inspected, tested, and fine-tuned by mechanics. In addition, at least one snowplow truck with green, white, and amber lights will be on display.
New this year, ODOT will battle rear-end crashes as well as snow and ice thanks to the addition of green and white strobe lights to its existing amber lights. The color combination has been proven more visible than amber lights alone.