KY Highway Crews on Alert for Winter Precipitation This Weekend

NEWS RELEASE from KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
crews across District 2 are on alert for more winter precipitation, including another chance of a dusting of snow overnight into Saturday and a round of snow followed by a winter mix on Sunday.

To prepare for what is expected to be a more organized winter weather event on Sunday, District 2 crews plan to be out pre-treating “C” and “B” Routes on Saturday. Motorists should be alert for slow-moving trucks starting about 9:00 a.m. and continuing work until about dark.

If time allows, crews may extend their pre-treating activities to include some “A” Snow Priority Routes on Saturday.

Based on the current forecast,the District 2 Snow and Ice Team is expecting about 2 to 3 inches of snow accumulation starting about mid-day, Sunday. Snow is expected to continue into the night hours and be followed by the possibliity of freezing rain and sleet in the early morning hours of Monday. While this event is likely to creat some dicey driving conditions overnight Sunday into Monday morning, temperatures are expected to rise enough by mid-day Monday to allow roadways to clear fairly quickly.

Motorists are urged to closely monitor the forecast for updates on the approaching system as a shift in the track or changes in temperature profiles could alter accumulation totals and arrival time for the storm.

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