Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Highway Workers Try To Keep Up With Snow in Kentucky




Kentucky's road crews are trying to keep up with the snow as it quickly covers roads that have already been plowed.


Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said in a news release that all resources are being used to keep interstates and other major highways open.


The Transportation Cabinet said in the release that crews in many areas are focusing on plowing instead of salting. Pavement temperatures are below the point of salt's effectiveness. Also, when plowing is repeated, the salt that was applied gets scraped away.


The agency says travel isn't advised, but anyone who has to be out should slow down, buckle up and maintain a distance of at least 500 feet between vehicles. Also, give snow plows and other heavy highway equipment a wide berth.