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Potential for black ice in Western Kentucky

December 23, 2020 | 9:49 pm

Updated December 23, 2020 | 9:49 pm

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists traveling overnight within the District 2 area to use caution. Strong winds and below freezing temperatures are expected overnight with the potential of black ice. 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 snow and ice removal crews in Caldwell, Christian, Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Webster and Union will be on standby.

If you must travel during this time, use caution and reduce your speed when you encounter an elevated highway. Those structures will freeze first.

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Forecast from the National Weather Service:https://www.weather.gov/pah/weatherstory

You are an important part!  Safe travel begins with YOU!

Be prepared:

The following measures will help keep motorists safe and prepared:

  • Put yourself in emergency mode
  • Pay attention to weather advisories. Weather will impact your commute on some level
  • Travel only as necessary during major snow events. It’s better to be stuck at home than to be stuck on the road
  • Maintain a safe distance from snowplows and other heavy highway equipment
  • Do not pass snowplows on the shoulder
  • Allow time for a slower commute
  • Winterize vehicles
  • Supply vehicles with blankets, flash light and an emergency supply kit
  • Know before you go. Visit ky.gov and download the free Waze app to check traffic conditions before you travel
  • Eliminate distractions (e.g. operating phone and eating) while driving
  • Cooperate with the expectations of the Quick Clearance law, which requires drivers to move vehicles to the shoulder in the event of a non-injury crash

December 23, 2020 | 9:49 pm

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