State crews ready for snow

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 snow and ice removal crews will be reporting in at 12 midnight in anticipation of the latest winter weather event that is forecasted to hit the Northern Kentucky area tonight.  
 District 6 will monitor the anticipated snow storm and mobilize crews accordingly.
Pre-treating with salt brine for this snow event would be ineffective due to the fact that the precipitation should start out as a light rain.  The timing of this event is predicted to begin late tonight and continue into the Tuesday morning commute.  To help assure that our trucks can treat roads quickly, we ask motorists to help our efforts in giving our salt trucks space so they can do their job.
The variables of this storm will start with warmer pavement conditions, with precipitation starting as rain.   The air temperature is expected to drop to 32 or below between midnight and 2 AM which can produce snow showers as well as the potential for areas of black ice.  Drivers are also reminded that bridges and overpasses are typically the most treacherous.  Motorists should use extreme caution when traveling during this winter weather event.
Maintenance crews in KYTC District 6 have responsibility for clearing 2,000 miles of state-maintained highways in the counties of Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Harrison, Kenton, Owen, Pendleton and Robertson. That equates to more than 4,500 “lane miles” – all driving lanes from rural state roads to interstate highways.  District 6 state maintenance crews are prepared to work to keep roads in the best possible condition during winter weather.
District 6 has 30,000 tons of salt on hand in its storage domes located at the state maintenance facilities and 123 trucks available to treat state highways and interstates.