Crews spot treating roads in Northeast Ky.

By Portia Williams

March 13, 2014

By Portia Williams


GREENUP, Ky. – Salt truck crews at Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 were out early Thursday in response to light snow overnight in Greenup, Bath, Boyd, Carter, Fleming, Lewis, Rowan and other counties to patrol and spot treat northeast Kentucky roads.

Allen Blair, public information officer of KYTC District 9 said crews spot treated roads Thursday.

“We have only been spot treating today, it has not been enough snow cover to do otherwise, except in some areas of Greenup County to treat the entire roadways. Here and there, where there was some snow covering, or icing, especially in the shady areas, we did a lot of spot treating in pretty much all of our counties,” Blair said.

He said spot treating includes the application of salt to concentrated areas.

“If there is something that they have to knock off the road with a plow blade they would, but spot treating is mostly just salting. Spot treating is simply applying salt to the areas they need it,” he said.

Blair said salt trucks started along the river counties.

“We had salt truck crews out in pretty much every county at some point today. It started out along the river counties up north early this morning, prior to four o’clock. We actually had some stay in last night stay in, just in case there was ice or snow to come down,” he said.

According to Blair, Greenup and Lewis counties received the brunt of the snowfall Thursday morning. Air temperatures average about 22 degrees, with pavement about 29 crews. Icing of bridges on I-64 and on the AA Highway in Lewis County have been reported.

Road condition updates are available by calling 511 or visiting 511.ky.gov, or via District 9’s social media accounts at Twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 and Facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9. Find your county’s priority route listings, and learn more about snow removal efforts by following District 9 online at http://Bit.ly/D9Snow. Or, find out where snow plows are working statewide by visiting 511.ky.gov/WinterActivities online.

Portia Williams can be reached at 740-353-3101, ext. 286, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.