• FDOT Monitoring Winter Weather Conditions

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    January 20, 2022
    RON DESANTIS 
    GOVERNOR
    Florida Department of Transportation
    1074 Highway 90 
    Chipley, FL 32428
    KEVIN J. THIBAULT, P.E. 
    SECRETARY
     
     
     
    For Immediate Release
    January 20, 2022
    Contact: Ian Satter
    (850) 330-1205
    ian.satter@dot.state.fl.us
     
    FDOT Monitoring Winter Weather Conditions
    Chipley, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is monitoring winter weather conditions tonight, Thursday, Jan. 20 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties in preparation for freezing temperatures forecasted in the region.
     
    FDOT’s winter weather plan has been developed to keep Florida’s highway system safe and operational in all types of weather conditions. 
     
    Motorists may notice an increased number of FDOT vehicles on state routes as maintenance and operations staff respond to winter weather conditions. If icy conditions are detected, FDOT crews will deploy various tankers, bridge deck sprayers and other equipment to apply anti-icing products on bridges and overpasses to prevent ice from bonding to the pavement surface. The anti-icing products allows any ice layer to melt more quickly and reduces the amount of time required to restore the roads to a clear, dry state.
     
    FDOT will collaborate with state and local law enforcement to evaluate roads for closure if icy conditions make it challenging to maintain a drivable roadway. Motorists are encouraged to use all available information and follow law enforcement closure announcements until weather conditions improve before venturing out in your vehicle.
     
    For more information visit the Florida Department of Transportation District Three on the web atwww.nwflroads.com, follow us on Twitter @myfdot_nwfl, or like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MyFDOTNWFL
     
     
     
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