Did you know that...
When snow or ice fall, highway maintenance crews work 12-hour shifts to clear snow and ice from state highways.
District 3 has over 70 snow plows working to clear the roadways and uses approximately 6,000 tons of salt per year!
The Department of Highways also uses a pro-active approach to winter storms through a process of applying anti-icing materials prior to an imminent storm!
Check Road Conditions!
Need help on a Kentucky highway? Call the SAFE Patrol
The SAFE Patrol
program offers gasoline and oil for those in need, adds air to tires or changes flat tires, provides a "jump" for dead batteries and assists in other minor automotive repairs! Safe Patrol
operates 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, 7 days a week.
SAFE Patrol: (877) 367-5982 (877-FOR-KYTC)
Snow & Ice Priority Maps
Snow and ice routes are prioritized in each county based on average daily traffic with Priority A being the heaviest traveled and earliest treated routes.
Click on a county below to see the snow plow priority routes!
Priority Routes Definitions:
Priority A: Interstates, parkways and major arteries, with the highest traffic volume. While all roads are treated during a winter storm, these receive top priority with a goal of a one-hour turnaround time on interstates and two-hour turnaround on other A routes.
Priority B: Highways that are not as heavily traveled as ‘A' routes, are treated next. All Priority B routes
should be completely treated during a routine winter storm with a goal of a four-hour turnaround.
Priority C: Mainly rural and other low-volume routes are third on the list. The cabinet's goal is to treat Priority C routes within 16 hours of the beginning of a routine snow event. However, because to protect the very expensive equipment, safety concerns for our crews and the lack of overall effectiveness, C routes might not be treated during overnight hours.
Be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions!
Click to enlarge these great Winter Driving Tips!