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News Release

 

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)

Allen.Blair@ky.gov​


State highway crews to report for overnight snow duty in northeast Kentucky
Slick travel possible Friday morning

 

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (4 PM, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020) – State snow plow and salt truck crews will report for winter weather duty at midnight tonight across northeast Kentucky.

 

Forecasters expect rain changing to snow overnight with lows 28 to 30 degrees and accumulations of a half inch to 2 inches of snow across the region. Higher accumulations are expected north along the Ohio River.

 

Slick travel is possible, especially during the Friday morning commute so Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crew members in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties will report for work at midnight to have salt trucks and snow plows ready to roll as needed.

 

Motorists should be prepared for slick travel Friday – slow down, buckle up, leave a “space cushion” between vehicles for safe maneuverability, and remember that bridges and overpasses can freeze before roadways.

 

During winter storm operations, District 9 crews work around the clock on 12-hour shifts using more than 75 snow plows and other equipment to keep 2,000 miles of northeast Kentucky state highways passable.

 

You can learn more about Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snow removal efforts, and view snow removal priority routes, online at http://SnowKY.ky.gov.

 

For real-time traffic information or to keep up with snowfighters in your county, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov. Follow District 9 updates on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or http://facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9.

 

 

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