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Below Freezing Temps Hinder Efforts to Remove Snow and Ice from District 2 Highways

Below Freezing Temps Hinder Efforts to Remove Snow and Ice from District 2 Highways

Bill Stephens

February 16th, 2021

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The District 2 area serves Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union, and Webster Counties

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021) – Below freezing temperatures are hampering efforts to remove snow and ice from the highways in District 2. Today’s forecast for Western Kentucky ranges from 3 – 16 degrees. These temperatures are not conducive to aiding in the removal of ice on the roadways. Drivers should anticipate slick driving conditions and are encouraged to avoid travel if possible.

KYTC District 2 Snowfighters have been working around the clock in an effort to keep priority A routes open to traffic. Beginning Tuesday morning, crews will address A,B, and C routes. 

For a complete county-by-county snow and ice priority list please go to: https://transportation.ky.gov/Maintenance/Pages/Snow-and-Ice-Maps

Weather information stations across Kentucky provide data to the Transportation Operations Center in Frankfort. The TOC is staffed 24 hours per day, and distributes information to the twelve highway districts across the state.

The 11 counties in District 2 are assessed individually based on terrain and temperatures. Personnel are prepared to plow and treat routes as deemed necessary.

Plan your route during winter weather:

  • access links and apps for the latest traffic and travel information
  • check weather reports and adjust your starting time
  • let others know when to expect you

Forecast from the National Weather Service:  

https://www.weather.gov/lmk/weatherstory

Information about KYTC snow & ice removal efforts:

http://snowky.ky.gov

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