Kentucky highway crews wrap up snow clearing
5 P.M. EST
Will prepare for possibility of new storm this week
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2011) – After five days of battling the latest winter storm, highway crews of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today completed the job of clearing roadways of snow and ice.
With the possibility of a new winter storm later in the week, the cabinet’s maintenance crews will gear up again, which includes restocking salt supplies.
“The Transportation Cabinet will continue to do everything that’s necessary to keep roadways cleared of snow and ice. The cabinet also works with many local governments, and we are doing all we can to help them meet emergency needs for salt,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.
KYTC maintenance crews work around the clock to keep roadways open in winter. When winter storms strike, the cabinet can respond with a fleet of 1,065 snow plows. In addition, the cabinet can call on more than 350 snow-removal contractors.
Motorists are advised 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.