KYDOT Crews Clearing Snow Covered Roads

Mar 3, 2014

Credit Courier Press

Crews are making progress on clearing state highways across northeast Kentucky.

As of 5:30 p.m. (Mon., March 3), most main routes, such as I-64, US 23, US 60, US 68, KY 11 and other Priority A highways had improved to mostly clear and wet with some slush.

Plow crews continue to work those routes and are now working Priority B routes - which are partly covered with snow - and Priority C routes, which are mostly covered.

Crews in northeast Kentucky will work to clear as many highways as possible before nightfall, and will remain on 12-hour shifts into Tuesday.

With temperatures expected to fall into the single digits overnight, motorists should expect continued slick travel conditions and possible snow-covered roads as salt is less effective at those temperatures. Also, with salt supplies dwindling across the state, Transportation Cabinet crews are conserving salt when necessary.

If traveling, motorists should take it slow, wear seat belts, eliminate distractions behind the wheel, and use caution on bridges, exit ramps and shaded valleys as those areas are often more prone to icing.

Road condition updates are available by calling 511 or visiting http://www.511.ky.gov