Friday, 12 21, 2012
Office of Public Affairs
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:
Plowing and Treating