Highway crews remain on duty spot-treating roads, clearing trees
Motorists should travel with caution
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2014) – After working overnight clearing state highways of freezing rain, and removing fallen trees and debris today, Transportation Cabinet crews are back in their plows spot treating roads across northeast Kentucky.
Motorists are advised to travel with caution as scattered snow showers and falling temperatures could create slick spots and slush-covered travel lanes even on roadways that were clear earlier today.
Crews in all counties – Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Nicholas, Mason and Rowan – will spot treat as long as necessary tonight. Also, many crews are continuing to remove trees from roadways and monitor high water.
As of 5 p.m., the following roads were closed in Kentucky Department of Highways District 9:
- Bath County: KY 211 mile markers 5-6 (high water)
- Boyd County: KY 168 in Ashland near US 23 (trees, power lines)
- Carter County: KY 1910 (high water)
- Elliott County: KY 409 (trees down)
- Fleming County: KY 3303 (high water), KY 3304 (high water), KY 158 (high water)
- Greenup County: KY 2 near KY 7 (high water), KY 784 near KY 2 (high water), KY 503 mile markers 0-2 (high water), KY 8 between the Portsmouth bridges (power lines) are awaiting utility company removal, estimated 8 p.m.
Motorists should continue to travel with caution on all state routes, especially in floodprone areas, and watch for debris and work crews.
Road condition updates are available on District 9's social media accounts at Twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or Facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9. Find out where snow plows are on duty statewide by visiting 511.ky.gov/WinterActivities online.