Ohio Sends Crews to Help New York Get Out of Deadly Snowstorm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WXIX) – Dozens of trucks, drivers, mechanics and other support personnel from the Ohio Department of Transportation left Ashtabula Thursday morning to help with emergency snow removal in New York City.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced that a convoy of 28 ODOT workers, 12 tandem trucks, two utility trucks and four crew cab pickup trucks will be deployed within six days.

The team consists of road technicians, mechanics and managers.

“The ODOT snow plow drivers and mechanics did a great job during this Christmas winter storm,” Governor DeWine said. “We are happy to help our neighbors in New York State and know they would do the same for Ohio if the situation changed.”

Crews will work in two 12-hour shifts and return to Ohio on January 3rd.

The New York City Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday reached out to the Ohio State Emergency Management Agency with a request for personnel and equipment.

Nearly 40 people died in New York City in a snowstorm over the Christmas weekend.

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