‘Self-healing technology’ is among new tools crews use to deal with blizzards

CINCINNATI — 2022. 2008. 1978. Years written in the weather history book for blizzards in the Tri-State.

A lot has changed over the past 44 years. Road crews and utility crews are utilizing new technology to help in their response to severe winter weather.

On the ground, Matt Bruning, ODOT spokesperson, said the department has installed GPS trackers, and cameras on each salt truck. That new tech provides real-time information and data for managers to look through, and to provide input on how to use resources more efficiently, and effectively.

“Years ago it was set a dial, put the salt