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Salt Trucks, Plow Crews Remain on Roads in NE Kentucky

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Nearly 100 salt truck and plow crew members will remain on duty in northeast Kentucky tonight, treating state highways as snow continues to fall across the region.

As of 5 p.m. Thursday, roadways ranged from mostly wet to partly-covered with snow. Air temperatures average 23 degrees, with pavement 32-34 degrees and falling. With snowfall rates now increasing west to east, motorists should plan for partly-covered, slick road conditions throughout the night. In areas of heavy snowfall, on bridges and in valleys, snow cover could be greater.

Motorists should adjust travel accordingly: Buckle up, slow down, leave a space cushion between vehicles for maneuverability, and drive with caution.

State highway crews in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties will continue to patrol, treat roadways with salt and plow as needed tonight to clear roadways. Another shift of plow drivers are scheduled to report for duty at midnight, if needed.

During winter storm operations, District 9 crews work 12-hour shifts using 18,000 tons of salt and more than 75 snow plows, salt spreaders to keep 2,000 miles of state highways passable in northeast Kentucky.

To keep track of snow plow activities, and to see Kentucky traffic and travel information, visit online at: http://GoKY.ky.gov and view the map. Traffic cameras at US 68 at Maysville and I-64 near Morehead are also available on the site.

(story provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

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