State highway crews in northeast Kentucky prepare for snow duty
Crews to report midnight-2 a.m.
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2014) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snow-clearing crews will report for duty between midnight and 2 a.m. in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties as the second winter storm of the week bears down on the commonwealth.
The National Weather Service is predicting snowfall overnight across much of northeast Kentucky, with accumulations of two to four inches through Saturday afternoon.
Snow plow and salt truck drivers will treat roads as soon as snow starts falling, and will remain on 12-hour shifts until the storm threat subsides and roads are clear. Crews and contractors in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 use more than 75 snow plows and currently have about 14,000 tons of salt stockpiled to fight winter precipitation.
Motorists should slow down and travel with caution during this winter storm, especially as temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for much of the weekend. Travelers should also watch for blowing snow that can quickly reduce visibility, and should maintain a safe distance of at least 500 feet between vehicles and snow-clearing equipment.