Pre-treating roadways with salt brine cost-effective way to prepare road surfaces for winter weather. It leaves a fine powder of salt on pavement surfaces that helps melt snow and ice in the early hours of winter precipitation, then keeps snow from bonding to the road surface to make it easier to push off the surface once show accumulates enough to require plowing.
KYTC Highway District One headquartered in Paducah includes Kentucky's 12 westernmost counties. District One is responsible for 2800 miles of highway, the equivalent of a one-way trip from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, CA. Highway crews may travel all highways in the district a half-dozen times or more during the course of a single winter weather event.