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Contact:  Natasha F. Lacy
Public Information Officer
District 7 - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
KYTC.District7Info@ky.gov
(859) 246-2355
(859) 246-2689 ext. 265
http://transportation.ky.gov/District-7

KYTC District 7 crews treat roadways in Central Kentucky
Varied employee shifts ensure coverage for state maintained roads
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2013) - KYTC District 7 highway crews in Central Kentucky will stay after hours today.  A second shift of employees will report at 12:00 a.m. (midnight) to patrol and treat roadways as precipitation advances across the region.
 
Contractors reported for duty at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon.  Contractor trucks supplement the highway maintenance crews to ensure that roads are in the best possible condition. 
 
State forces and contractors will remain on duty in all counties until the threat of inclement weather subsides.
 
  • The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests the following winter driving tips preventative measures:
 
ü  Get you car serviced now
ü  Check your battery
ü  Check your cooling system
ü  Fill your washer reservoir
ü  Check your windshield wipers and defrosters
ü  Know your car (every vehicle handles differently)
ü  Plan your travel and route (plan ahead)
ü  Stock your vehicle (emergency supplies)
ü  Learn what to do in a winter emergency
 
For more information go to NHTSA by accessing:  http://www.nhtsa.gov/
 
District 7 crews have the responsibility for treating roads in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties.
 
For up-to-date traffic and travel information for major routes, inside Kentucky dial 511 and outside Kentucky call toll free at 1-866-737-3767.  Information can also be obtained by logging onto www.511.ky.gov.
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