Highway snow and ice activity winding down, west to east
Plowing continues in eastern, northeastern counties
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2010) – Highway crews of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) continue to work to clear roadways of snow and ice over roughly an eastern third of the Commonwealth this morning.
Crews are plowing and treating roadways in higher-elevation eastern and northeastern counties that comprise the Flemingsburg and Pikeville districts of the Department of Highways.
Elsewhere, crews continue to treat or spot-treat roadways amid overnight occurrence of black ice in central and southern Kentucky – the Lexington, Somerset, Jackson and Manchester districts, plus Franklin County of the Louisville District.
Crews have completed work in roughly the western half of the Commonwealth, plus northern counties of the Covington District.
KYTC crews work as long as necessary to keep roadways open when winter storms strike. The cabinet’s vehicle and equipment fleet includes 1,065 snow plows. In addition, the cabinet can call on more than 350 snow-removal contractors.
The cabinet reminds motorists to:
Exercise greater caution when driving. Slow down!
Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
Condition reports on major routes are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 travel and traffic information website, 511.ky.gov.