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Main Roads Mostly Clear as Snowfighters Work Back Roads in NE Kentucky

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Department of Highways crews continue to make progress clearing roadways in northeast Kentucky.

As of 4:30 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.

Lesser-traveled Priority B and C routes are improving, but remain partly to mostly covered with snow and slush in some areas.

Plow crews will continue working those routes tonight, and will return Wednesday when sunny skies and temps above freezing should help wrap up road-clearing operations.

Currently, air temperatures average 28 degrees. Pavement temps are 31 to 32 degrees. With lows approaching the teens overnight, black ice will be possible 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.

For real-time traffic information, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov

(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."