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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 to conserve salt supplies
Brutal winter storms have depleted snow-fighting materials
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 3, 2014) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 7 plow-operators continue to remove snow and ice across all central Kentucky counties this afternoon.  Crews will work through the evening rush hour and into tomorrow morning.
Crews in Fayette, Scott, Clark and Madison counties will report at midnight and work into tomorrow morning.  Snow removal crews for the additional 8 counties will report at 5 a.m. EST tomorrow to patrol and spot-treat the roadways during the morning rush hour.
District 7 is working to conserve and manage the remaining provisions of salt and calcium chloride, which have declined due to the continued precipitation and a large number of winter storm events.  The cabinet is pursuing several options to supply the district with more salt.
In order to maintain supplies, the roadway treatment plan for the next 48 hours will be the following in order:
  • Interstate lane mileage (1st priority)
  • Parkway lane mileage (2nd priority)
  • Priority  routes (3rd - specific to each individual county)
Motorists should expect snow covered roads and icy conditions tonight and tomorrow morning. 
The cabinet also continues to remind motorists:
·         Exercise greater caution when driving. Slow down.
·         Be prepared for slick conditions.
·         Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
·         Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
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 online.

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