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Crews trying to keep Kentucky roads clear, safe for travel

More snow expected on Friday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2015) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway district road crews are mostly spot treating today as arctic temperatures send the state into a deep freeze.

Snow_4443_t607Crews stayed busy Wednesday plowing and salting roadways. Crews were able to clear most roads by the afternoon but then battled drifting snow throughout a gusty evening.

Crews worked through the late evening hours keeping roads clear and were back at it early today, plowing and spot treating trouble areas, hills and curves in most districts. Temperatures continued to drop throughout the night and into today, reaching below zero in most parts of the state by early morning.

Today, crews will continue to push back snow from shoulders and plow secondary and rural routes where necessary.

A new storm system is expected to bring a wintry mix to the area beginning Friday afternoon. Light snow is in the forecast, changing to a wintry mix by Friday night and switching to rain by Saturday evening as temperatures begin to rise. Crews will be working on trucks and restocking materials in preparation for this next round.

A statewide emergency declared by Gov. Steve Beshear on Monday remains in effect.

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