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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 stay on duty to treat roadways
Contractors will report this evening
The pre-treating of roads began on Wednesday
 
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2014) – State forces in Central Kentucky will work this afternoon past their normal scheduled hours.  Contractors will report this evening to supplement state crews.  A second shift of District 7 State crews will report at 12:00 a.m. (midnight).
 
The pre-treatment of roadways began on Wednesday.  The pre-treatment of “salt-brine” helps to prevent slick surfaces from forming.  Brine makes the roadways safer in the early hours of a winter weather event.  The salt-brine prevents the ice and snow from bonding to the road surface.  As a result, the roadways are easier to clear.
 
The Kentucky SAFE Patrol – Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies – operates seven days a week on Kentucky interstates and parkways.  SAFE Patrol drivers are equipped with blankets, shovels, reflective cones, auto fluids and other equipment to get motorists back on the road safely.  Motorists can request the SAFE Patrol by calling 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).
 
To view the priority route map for your county you can access:
 
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 511.ky.gov/winter activities online.

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