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Salt Truck, Plow Crews on Call for Winter Weather Duty Tonight in NE Kentucky

Jan 31, 2021

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Department of Highways salt truck and snow plow crews will report for duty at midnight tonight in northeast Kentucky.

The National Weather Service expects light snow before dawn Monday with accumulations of 1 to 2 inches or more through Tuesday and high temperatures around 31 degrees.

State highway crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties will begin 12-hour duty shifts at midnight tonight, ready to treat roadways. A second shift will report for duty at noon Monday to continue clearing roads as needed.

During the snowstorm, motorists should be prepared for slick travel conditions. Remember, roads likely will not be clear until after it passes.

If you must travel during wintry conditions, please slow down, buckle up, leave a “space cushion” between vehicles for safe maneuverability, and remember that bridges and overpasses can freeze before roadways.

During winter storm operations, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in affected counties plow and treat state roadways on a priority basis – part of the Transportation Cabinet’s mission to keep traffic moving in a safe manner with an emphasis on maintaining mobility along critical corridors.

Priority A routes include critical state routes and those most heavily traveled, such as interstates and main roads between counties or to hospitals, which receive the highest priority for snow-clearing efforts. Priority B and C routes include other important but lesser-traveled state routes.

In northeast Kentucky, District 9 uses more than 75 snow plows and other equipment to keep 2,000 miles of state highways passable.

You can learn more about Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snow removal efforts, and view snow removal priority routes, online at: http://SnowKY.ky.gov

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)