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!
Visit online or call 511 to access information about road conditions, traffic incidents, commercial vehicle restrictions and weather information. 511 is a public service of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to inform traveler's on various road conditions. 511 is available via the phone or Web, 24 hours a day and seven days a week!
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 8 hours of the beginning of a routine snow event, and with an 8 hour turnaround time after that.
Be prepared for hazardous winter driving conditions!
Click to enlarge these great Winter Driving Tips!