Kentucky highway crews working in northern quarter of the Commonwealth
Motorists reminded to reduce speed, be alert for highway equipment
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2011) – Highway crews of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are working mainly in the northern quarter of the Commonwealth to clear roadways this morning.
At 10 a.m. EST, crews are treating or spot treating roadways in a general band of counties bordering or near the Ohio River, from Bullitt County in the west to Boyd County in the east. The crews are from the Louisville, Covington, Flemingsburg and Lexington districts of the Department of Highways. In addition, crews from the Madisonville District are treating roads in Henderson and Union counties.
KYTC crews work as long as necessary to keep roadways open in winter. 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.