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Highway crews contending with wintry blast

Friday, 02 01, 2013

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

Motorists reminded to reduce speed, be alert for black ice, blowing and drifting snow

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2013) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews continue to clear roads and bridges after the latest blast of winter weather moved across the Commonwealth.

Crews are still at work over much of the state this morning, primarily in counties east of Louisville.

In most areas, crews are plowing and treating roadways. In western Kentucky, crews are patrolling roads and treating reported problem spots.

Drifting snow and black ice are being reported this morning on the state’s roadways.

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.

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.

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 4:
Patrolling
Meade
Washington
Breckinridge
Larue
Green
Standby
Hardin
Nelson
Marion
Grayson
Taylor
Hart

District 5:
Plowing and Treating

Trimble
Henry
Shelby
Treating
Spencer
Oldham
Franklin
Bullitt
Standby
Jefferson

District 6:
Plowing and Treating

Carroll
Owen
Robertson
Gallatin
Bracken
Harrison
Grant
Pendleton
Treating
Campbell
Boone
Kenton

District 7:
Plowing and Treating

Fayette
Montgomery
Woodford
Scott
Bourbon
Anderson
Clark
Jessamine
Mercer
Garrard

Treating
Madison
Boyle

District 8:
Treating
Casey
Russell
Wayne
McCreary
Lincoln
Pulaski
Adair
Clinton

Plowing and Treating
Rockcastle

Spot Treating
Cumberland

District 9:
Plowing and Treating

Greenup
Mason
Lewis
Elliott
Boyd
Fleming
Carter
Nicholas
Rowan
Bath

District 10:
Plowing and Treating

Powell
Magoffin
Wolfe
Owsley
Morgan
Menifee
Estill
Lee
Breathitt
Perry

District 11:
Plowing and Treating

Jackson
Whitley
Bell
Clay
Laurel
Leslie
Knox
Harlan

District 12:
Plowing and Treating

Lawrence
Knott
Letcher
Johnson
Martin
Floyd
Pike

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