Kentucky highway crews clear roadways
Daylong efforts battle latest snowfall
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2011) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) highway crews have been clearing roadways across much of the Commonwealth today.
Improving weather conditions have allowed some crews to complete their task of clearing roads of the latest snowfall. Other crews have been able to draw back to spot treating slick areas.
Plowing and salting efforts continued through the afternoon in most of the Department of Highways’ districts. Those efforts had been under way statewide throughout the day as the storm moved from west to east.
Crews had enough of a break before the latest storm to get equipment ready again and to replenish salt supplies.
“Our maintenance crews keep themselves well-prepared, and as usual, we will work as long as necessary to keep roadways open and as safe as possible,” Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said.
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.