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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 and contractors will report tonight
Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette , Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford Counties
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2014)State forces and contractors in Central Kentucky will report tonight. District 7 crews will be on duty beginning at 12:00 a.m. (midnight). Contractors will report at 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m.  All 12 counties in District 7 will have snow and ice personnel patrolling and treating the roadways as necessary.
 
Motorists should use caution and remember the following safety tips:
  • Drive carefully - Allow plenty of time to get to your destination. Do not use cruise control. Remember that bridges and exit and entrance ramps can be icy when other areas are not.
  • Leave a "space cushion” - Leave enough room between you and the car in front of you because stopping in snow may require up to four times your normal stopping distance.
  • Be seen - Dull, cloudy days will cut down on visibility so drive using low-beam headlights.
  • Steer into a skid - Stay calm and ease your foot off the gas while carefully steering in the direction you want the front of your vehicle to go.
  • Practice driving - During daylight, rehearse maneuvers slowly on ice or snow in an empty lot.
Drive safely near snow plows:
  • Be patient - Don't pass the plow. If it's safe, the plow will pull over and let you pass.
  • Be aware - A snowplow is slow moving, and may create snow clouds that can cause zero visibility.
  • Stay back - Give the plow and our snow-removal personnel space to work.
Motorists are reminded to give a wide berth to plows, salt trucks and other snow-clearing heavy equipment. To be effective in dispersing de-icing material, trucks tend to travel at a slower speed. Also, snow plows may create a snow cloud which can cause a white out or zero visibility condition, so keep a safe distance away from the trucks.
 
To view the priority route map for your county you can access:
 
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/winteractivities
 
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