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KY Highway Crews in District 2 Prepared to Respond to Snow Squalls Overnight

KY Highway Crews in District 2 Prepared to Respond to Snow Squalls Overnight

Bill Stephens

February 8th, 2016

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NEWS RELEASE

Kentucky highway crews are prepared to resond to snow squalls overnight that could leave accumulations ranging from a dusting to a bout 1 inch across the region.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 Snow & Ice Team has been monitoring bands of snow through the day. Some of the bands have been strong enough to allow some snow to accumulate on grassy areas at times. However, temperatures have generally remained at or above freezing. As temperatures drop into the evening hours it becomes somewhat more likely that snow will stick to roadways.

Highway crews have been pre-treating roadways through the day and plan to continue their pre-treating activities until about dark. Crews will have personnel on alert until about 11 p.m., in case the snow squalls are strong enough to create slick spots that require a response.

Crews across the 11-county district plan to report back at full strength at about 4:00 a.m., CST, Tuesday, to be prepared to treat roadways ahead of the morning commute.

Motorists who plan to be out and about during the night or in the early morning hours on Tuesday are advised to be prepared to encounter road conditions that could change every few miles based on where the stronger snow showers hit. Motorists are advised to be alert and adjust driving speeds to meet localized conditions.

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