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Plowing through -- Transportation crews plowing, treating roads throughout Kentucky

Wednesday, 12 26, 2012

Jim Isaman
James.Isaman@ky.gov
Office of Public Affairs
502.564.3419

Transportation crews plowing, treating roads throughout Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 26, 2012) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews continue to plow and treat roads following the latest batch of winter weather.

Crews are working over much of the state this morning, particularly in western Kentucky and in counties along the Ohio River.  In these areas, crews are treating roadways or concentrating on reported problem spots.  Snow plows are pushing through three to four inches of snow in western Kentucky counties.

KYTC crews work as long as necessary to keep roadways open in winter. The cabinet’s vehicle and equipment fleet includes 1,065 snow plows. In addition, the cabinet can call on more than 375 snow-removal contractors.

The cabinet reminds 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.

Condition reports on major routes are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 travel and traffic information website, 511.ky.gov.

The cabinet’s SAFE Patrol is available to assist motorists whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways.  For SAFE Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982.)


Activity by highway district:

District 1:
Plowing and Treating
Crittenden
Ballard
McCracken
Lyon
Trigg
Carlisle
Graves
Livingston
Marshall
Hickman
Calloway
Fulton

District 2:
Plowing and Treating
Daviess
Hancock
McLean
Caldwell
Plowing
Union
Hopkins
Henderson
Webster
Muhlenberg
Treating
Ohio
Christian

District 4:
 
Plowing and Treating
Meade

District 5:
Plowing and Treating
Trimble
Standby
Spencer
Franklin
Shelby

Spot Treating
Henry
Jefferson
Treating
Oldham

Patrolling
Bullitt


District 6:
Plowing and Treating
Carroll

Spot Treating
Campbell
Gallatin
Grant
Boone
Kenton

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