Road crews preparing ahead of more winter weather


Multimedia Journalist - Julie Collins

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. - With the possibility of freezing rain and sleet, road crews are waiting to see just what their next move is.

Many people in Kentucky are still dealing with Monday's snow and ice, but our neighbors to the north are in the clear. All of the snow is a big issue, and the Kentucky Transportation Center is keeping a close eye on the upcoming winter weather system, preparing for the worst, and hoping for the best.

State highway crews were hard at work on Monday morning trying to get most major roadways clear by midday.

"Our crews are really pushing today to get as much done as possible so we'll be read for tomorrow," said Keith Todd, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson. He also said that is where the uncertainty comes in. Todd says they are putting a lot of salt out today that should help them tomorrow, but they still are not sure what to expect: rain or snow.

Local crews worked to help shoppers get around, including Chuck Byers who started at seven in the morning.

"if you get it when it's early before the people run over it, it's pretty easy to get it. But once traffic starts getting on it, you have to put a lot of pressure to get it all scrapped and piled up," said Byers.

Whether it's freezing rain or sleet, all crews won't stop until mother nature does. Todd says he expects his crews to be working into the night.

Crews are still focused on B and C Routes this evening, or roads that are not traveled as often. Local hardware stores have told us that they have restocked their salt and shovels if you are still needing supplies to combat the snow and ice.