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OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTS NEW FREEZE-WARNING DEVICES

OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION TESTS NEW FREEZE-WARNING DEVICES
 COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is testing new freeze-warning devices that warn motorists and snowplow drivers of possible freezing conditions on Ohio highways.
 Each 6-inch-diameter reflector is mounted on a 4-foot-high guidepost on the side of the roadway. The pie-shaped wedges of the reflector are white, but gradually change color as the temperature approaches 32 degrees. At 30 degrees, the reflector alternates blue and white colors. The color change is triggered by a bimetal thermometer gauge inside the reflector.
 "These devices give our snowplow drivers a better indication of when they should begin treating the highway with salt and grit to maintain a safe road surface," said Director Jerry Wray. "It also alerts motorists that freezing conditions may exist and they should proceed cautiously."
 ODOT purchased 20 of the reflectors for $20 each and placed them along interstate 70 in Muskingum and Licking counties where snow and ice have been difficult to predict and treat. If they prove effective, they will be placed at other locations along the highway system.
 "We will continue to test new products on the market that increases safety and provide the most efficient use of the Ohioans' tax dollars," said Wray.
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 /CONTACT: Michelle Rafferty of ODOT, 614-466-7170/ CO: Ohio Department of Transportation ST: Ohio IN: TRN SU:


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