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Friday, 12 21, 2012

Chuck Wolfe
Chuck.Wolfe@ky.gov
Office of Public Affairs
502.564.3419

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

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 21, 2012) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews worked through the night to keep roads and bridges passable as the first 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 Elizabethtown.  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.

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 4:
Spot Treating
Meade
Breckinridge
Hardin
Grayson
Green
 
District 5:
Patrolling
Trimble
Spencer
Henry
Oldham
Jefferson
Franklin
Shelby
Bullitt
 
District 6:
Patrolling
Carroll
Owen
Robertson
Campbell
Gallatin
Bracken
Harrison
Grant
Pendleton
Boone
Kenton
 
District 7:
Treating
Fayette
Montgomery
Madison
Scott
Bourbon
Anderson
Clark
Mercer
Garrard

Spot Treating:
Boyle
Jessamine
Woodford
 
District 9:
Spot 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:
Spot Treating
Jackson
Whitley
Bell
Clay
Laurel
Leslie
Knox
Harlan
 
District 12:
Spot Treating
Lawrence
Johnson
Martin
Plowing
Knott
Floyd

Treating
Letcher
Pike

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