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Freezing Rain to Begin Early Thursday and Carry Through into the Evening

Bill Stephens

February 2nd, 2022

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Motorists are encouraged to stay home and avoid travel

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2022) – KYTC District 2 Crews are making preparations to battle the snow and ice forecasted to arrive later tonight and continue into Thursday evening. Motorists should anticipate freezing rain and sleet for the biggest part of the day on Thursday.

Crews were able to salt all of the interstates and parkways as well as a large majority of the A routes.

Flooding could become an issue as the precipitation continues throughout the day and into the evening.

In addition to the snow and ice, wind gusts of 10 – 24 MPH may also play a part in this weather event. 

KYTC District 2 crews will be focused on keeping the interstates and parkways open to traffic during this event. 

Keep in mind these tips if you must travel:

  • When snow and/or ice are on roadways, drive slowly no matter what type of vehicle you are in. It takes more time and distance to stop your vehicle in adverse weather conditions, so break early and slowly.           
  • Pay attention to weather advisories. Weather will impact your commute on some level.
  • Slow down when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and shaded areas. These are all candidates for developing black ice—a thin coating of clear ice that can form on the pavement surface that may be difficult to see.
  • Maintain a safe distance from snowplows and other heavy highway equipment.
  • Do not pass snowplows on the shoulder.
  • Allow more time to travel for routine commutes.
  • Let someone know you are traveling.

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