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State Highway Crews on Call for Winter Storm Response Overnight in NE Kentucky

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 salt truck crews will report for duty tonight between midnight and 5 a.m. to treat roads as needed Monday morning.

The National Weather Service expects a winter storm to bring below-freezing temperatures and light snow overnight across northeast Kentucky, especially along and south of the I-64 corridor. Quickly falling temperatures and already wet roads could create black ice.

If it’s icy or snowy, salt trucks will roll, but it will take time to get across all state highways. Motorists should be prepared for slick travel conditions, especially during pre-dawn hours and the morning commute. Please slow down, keep a safe braking distance between vehicles, and leave early to arrive safely.

During winter storms, state snowfighters in District 9 – Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties – 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.

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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