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State road crews continue to treat, patrol roads today

Trucks were out through the night preparing roads for wintry weather

Trucks were out through the night preparing roads for wintry weather

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2014) –  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews were out Sunday and through the night preparing roads for the arctic blast that blew across the commonwealth.

Snow_4443_t607As temperatures dropped by nearly 50 degrees in some areas Sunday, and rain turned to snow, crews were out treating roads.

“Working in bitter cold presents obvious challenges, but our maintenance crews battle through frigid temperatures to keep roadways as clear as possible,” said KYTC Secretary Mike Hancock.

This morning road crews were continuing to patrol all counties and spot treat roads for snow and ice. Snow was still falling in some counties while almost all areas of the state were reporting patches of ice on the roads as temperatures across the state ranged from minus -1 to 14 degrees.

As the temperatures continue to dip, salt becomes less effective on roads. Drivers are asked to use caution while out and be mindful of possible ice.

Check road conditions at 511.ky.gov or by dialing 511.