As temperatures drop into single digits, ODOT crews will increase the concentration of calcium chloride, or agricultural deicer that is more effective in extreme temperatures. Any material put down on the roads for previous storms also will assist with the incoming weather, ODOT said.
There is a reason why it’s important to not get too close to an ODOT plow, the agency said.
“The plow driver’s field of vision is limited,” ODOT shared on Twitter. “As a general rule: If you can’t see the plow truck’s side mirrors, the truck driver can’t see you. Always stay two to three car lengths behind the plow.”
A Winter Storm Warning and Winter Storm Watch are in effect through 1 p.m. Tuesday, issued by the National Weather Service in Wilmington.