State officials urge caution as Kentucky roads remain treacherous with ice and snow
Republished from WEKU.
Crews are working to clear Kentucky’s roads after snow and ice fell made conditions unsafe across much of the commonwealth. Officials say Kentucky will have a force of over 2,000 people, plus around 14-hundred plow trucks to deploy around the commonwealth, that includes both state trucks and private contractors.
During a press conference Monday afternoon, Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray said his department has been preparing for severe winter weather since the summer.
“Lot of planning involved, lot of equipment preparation, ordering and stockpiling of supplies like salt, training of our plow drivers, contracting for independent plow operators to supplement our state forces.”
Gray said it is important to use caution around the service vehicles working on the icy roads.
Below freezing temperatures make treating them difficult because salt and other agents do not work as fast.
Gray said there will be a lot people working to clear the roads the next few days.
“We will have a force of over 2,000 people, plus around 14-hundred plow trucks to deploy around the commonwealth, that includes both state trucks and private contractors.”
Grays says they are prepared for this kind of weather. They being preparations during the summer with the stockpiling of salt, training of drivers and finding contractors. More winter weather is expected in the coming days, so drivers are being asked to use extreme caution.
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