KYTC worked diligently overnight to treat roads following weekend full of serious pileups, wrecks

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KYTC District 7 forces worked overnight and throughout this morning clearing state roadways. Snow showers briefly subsided yesterday and then returned during evening/overnight hours. Weather conditions are monitored closely by the District 7 office. Crews plowed, spot treated, and worked to ensure that routes were in the best possible condition for Monday morning.

The following measures can assist with keeping motorists safe and prepared:

  • Place 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 stay at home than stranded 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 your vehicles.
  • Supply your vehicles with blankets, flash light and an emergency supply kit.
  • Check traffic conditions before you travel.
  • Eliminate distractions (examples; operating a 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.

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

Information about KYTC snow & ice removal efforts:  http://snowky.ky.gov 

District 7 includes:  Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford Counties