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State Highways Clearing Up in NE Kentucky as Plow Crews Make Progress

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
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Kentucky Department of Highways crews have made progress clearing snow from state highways in northeast Kentucky.

As of 5:30 p.m., main Priority A routes such as I-64, US 23, US 60, KY 32, US 62, US 68, KY 11, KY 67, AA Highway, and other heavily-traveled highways are mostly clear in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties.

Most lesser-traveled Priority B and C routes are partly to mostly covered with a hard snowpack, with generally better conditions northward where less snow fell.

Plow crews will continue working tonight to break loose the snowpack and will return Saturday for a third day of cleanup when rising temperatures will make salt more effective.

Currently, air temperatures are 15 degrees and falling. Pavement temps are 31 to 32 degrees. With single-digit lows expected overnight, black ice will be an issue on all roads.

If you must travel, use extreme caution – especially in valleys, at bridges, culverts, and other cold spots – take it slow, leave space between vehicles, and give yourself plenty of time to arrive safely.

(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

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