Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet crews on call during nights, weekends and holidays to respond to inclement weather and emergencies

Press Release Date:  Friday, November 17, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Nov. 17, 2006) -- The months of November through February are marked by a number of holidays. They are also months in which travel is most often affected by unpredictable weather and related events. Transportation Cabinet employees are prepared to react to emergency situations no matter when they occur -- even on holidays, at night or on weekends.

"Our personnel in all 10 counties in District 10 will be ready to act if the need arises," Chief District Engineer Linda Wagner-Justice assures area motorists. "Our crews are on call around the clock and will be ready to respond to inclement winter weather, fallen trees, rockfalls and mudslides, and any other situations that could impede traffic and cause hardship to the traveling public."

"Emergencies don't limit themselves to daytime hours during the week," Wagner-Justice continued. "Problems occur at night, on weekends and on holidays. We can't control the weather or when situations will come up, but we will be on top of them and will work to keep our roads in tip-top traveling shape."

Wagner-Justice commended the maintenance personnel in the counties of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe who come out during non-scheduled working hours when the need arises.

"We have excellent crews in our counties and we appreciate the sacrifices they sometimes must make at home to serve the needs of the Commonwealth," the chief district engineer said. "It's not pleasant for our workers to have to leave their families and come out to work in the middle of the night or on Thanksgiving or Christmas to run a snowplow or clear a mudslide, but our team members are always willing to do what it takes to keep our roads safe."