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Friday, 01 25, 2013

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

Motorists encouraged to reduce speed, be alert for ice, highway equipment

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2013) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews continue to treat roads and bridges as a mix winter weather moves across the Commonwealth.

 

Crews are still at work over much of the state this afternoon.  In most areas, crews are treating roadways or concentrating on reported problem spots.

 

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.

 

Numerous crashes are being reported across Kentucky this afternoon. The cabinet reminds motorists to:

 

·         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:

Spot Treating

Crittenden

McCracken

Lyon

Trigg

Carlisle

Graves

Livingston

Marshall

Calloway

 

Patrolling

Ballard

Hickman

Fulton

 

District 2:

Treating

Daviess

Hopkins

Hancock

Henderson

Ohio

McLean

Caldwell

Muhlenberg

 

Spot Treating

Union

Webster

Christian


District 3:

Treating

Warren

Metcalfe

Butler

Edmonson

Barren

Todd

Logan

Monroe

 

Spot Treating

Allen

Simpson

 

District 4:

Treating

Meade

Washington

Breckinridge

Hardin

Nelson

Larue

Marion

Grayson

Taylor

Green

Hart

 

District 5:

Treating

Trimble

Spencer

Henry

Oldham

Jefferson

Franklin

Shelby

 

Spot Treating

Bullitt

  

District 6:

Treating

Carroll

Owen

Campbell

Gallatin

Harrison

Grant

Pendleton

Boone

Kenton

Standby

Robertson

Bracken

 

District 7:

Treating

Fayette

Montgomery

Woodford

Scott

Anderson

Mercer

Garrard

 

Plowing and Treating

Madison

Clark

Jessamine

Boyle

 

Spot Treating

Bourbon

 

District 8:

Plowing and Treating

Casey

Rockcastle

Russell

Wayne

McCreary

Lincoln

Pulaski

Adair

Cumberland

Clinton

 

District 9:

Treating

Greenup

Mason

Lewis

Elliott

Boyd

Fleming

Carter

Nicholas

Rowan

Bath

 

District 10:

Plowing and Treating

Powell

Wolfe

Breathitt

Treating

Magoffin

Owsley

Morgan

Menifee

Estill

Lee

Perry

 

District 11:

Treating

Jackson

Whitley

Bell

Clay

Laurel

Leslie

Knox

Harlan

 

District 12:

Treating

Lawrence

Knott

Letcher

Johnson

Martin

Floyd

Pike

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