KY Transportation Crews Responding to “Spotty” Snowfall (D-2)
Prepared to Respond to Approaching Winter Weather Highway crews across the 11 counties of District 2 are prepared to respond to an approaching winter weather system. For the most part, we’ve had light snow reported in all counties. The heaviest snow squalls have been across the northern half of the district.
The pavement temperatures are holding in the mid 30’s. Crews are monitoring bridges, overpasses, and other potential trouble spots across the region. All crews have trucks loaded and are on standby to roll out quickly as the developing weather system requires. Crews are prepared to operate 24/7 over the next few days as temperatures are expected to drop into the 20’s the next 2 or 3 nights.
Our main concern is that as temperatures drop through the day and high winds help chill roadway surface temperatures there will be a potential for slick spots to develop fairly quickly. Windy conditions with blowing snow will reduce visibility and make driving difficult for everyone, particularly high-profile vehicles.
Motorists are asked to do their part to improve their own safety by reducing their driving speed to meet localized weather conditions. Drivers are advised to use appropriate caution and monitor area news media outlets for weather updates, particularly through the evening and overnight hours.
Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.