According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, trucks have been out overnight in Daviess County, and most efforts have focused on treating bridges, overpasses and other potential trouble spot.
Pre-treating of highways helped to give crews a head start on their response efforts. As the winter precipitation filtered into the area late Wednesday, District 2 counties kept a few personnel on standby in most of the northern counties to respond as needed. Crews ramped up to full staffing at 5 a.m., CST, to be available to improve driving conditions for the morning commute, according to Keith Todd, Public Information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
“Motorists who venture out early today should use appropriate caution and be aware that there may continue to be slick spots– particularly on bridges and overpasses, as well as hills and curves that are exposed to the wind that may have cooled pavement temperatures,” said Todd.Advertisement
Crews anticipate driving conditions in counties that got the most winter precipitation will get a big boost once temperatures start to rise after daylight. However, motorists should continue to use caution anytime road surfaces remain wet at temperatures are at or below freezing, according to Todd.
Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 1 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.
Snow and ice response information, along with updated driving conditions, can be found at GoKY.KY.Gov. Traffic speed and information on potential traffic delays is available at WAZE.com or via the WAZE App.