FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 state highways crews occupied the roads for snow duty early Thursday, as snow was forecasted to infiltrate various counties across the district.
KYTC District 9 Information Officer Allen Blair, said as of 7 a.m. on Thursday, no snow accumulations or impacts to roadways had been reported.
Salt trucks were dispatched to spot treating in Mason, Fleming, Lewis, Carter, Greenup and Boyd counties. Crews also patrolled Bath, Nicholas, Fleming and Elliott counties.
“We are all on standby, just waiting for any snow that may hit the area,” Blair said. “We had some spot treatment going on earlier this morning in some places. It hasn’t been bad at all so far, but we still have crews on standby, and have been treating specific areas.”
With forecasts calling for light accumulation through this afternoon, plow crews will remain on duty. Air temps average 35 degrees, with road temps hovering around 34.
Motorists are asked to drive slowly, especially across bridges or in low valleys, which can freeze more quickly in areas where it is snowing, officials said.
For more information regarding snow removal efforts, and find snow removal priority routes, by visiting District 9 online at http://bit.ly/D9Snow. Or, keep up to date on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or http://facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9.
Kentucky traffic and travel information is available by dialing 511 or online at www.511.ky.gov. Find out where snow plows are operating at http://bit.ly/KYPlows.
Reach Portia Williams at 740-353-3101, ext. 1929, or on Twitter @PortiaWillPDT.