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Road Crews Preparing for Winter Weather

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say road crews have already begun preparing for potential winter weather over the next few days.

Cabinet employees began brining roadways Tuesday afternoon in anticipation of the system that is expected to bring 1-3 inches of snow Thursday afternoon through Friday. 

Allen Blair is the Highway District 9 spokesman.  He says individuals can check out goky.ky.gov for live road conditions if they do have to drive in inclement weather.

Blair adds with other areas of the Commonwealth expecting higher accumulations, residents should stay alert to possible shifts in the system.

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  During winter storms, state snowfighters in District 9 work 12-hour shifts using more than 20,000 tons of salt, 75 snow plows, and other equipment to keep 2,000 miles of northeast Kentucky highways passable.