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Contact:  Natasha F. Lacy
Public Information Officer
District 7 - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
(859) 246-2355
(859) 246-2689 ext. 265
KYTC District 7 crews continue to treat roadways in
Central Kentucky
Varied employee shifts ensure coverage for state maintained roads
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2014) - KYTC District 7 highway crews in Central Kentucky are continuing to work on roadways.  Current assignments include; patrolling and spot treating areas in various District 7 counties, cutting and removing fallen limbs and trees that were damaged by the freezing rain.    
Update for road closures:
  • Clark County – KY 1028 (Miner’s Station) is closed (due to high water)
  • Garrard County – KY 1971 remains closed (due to high water)
  • Mercer County – US 68 is now open
  • Montgomery County – KY 537 is now open, KY 1331 remains closed, but has begun to recede
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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