Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

KYTC Update on Road Conditions

snow roads2 300WESTERN KENTUCKY (3/3/14) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews in the 11 counties of District 2 have made good progress on treating and plowing of “A” Snow Priority Routes.  

This afternoon crews have been on the attack along many “B” and “C” snow Priority Routes.  However, some “C” routes may have to wait until Tuesday morning.
 
Sunshine has helped to warm pavement temperatures through the day in many counties.  Slightly warmer than expected temperatures have also helped to activate salt and ice-fighting chemicals during the day.
 
While conditions have improved during the day, crews are going to be limited in their impact overnight.  District 2 crews will be ramping down operations with each county maintaining some staffing to be available to respond to emergencies during the overnight hours.
 
Due to single digit lows expected overnight, there is concern about re-freezing of melted snow.  As temperatures drop through the teens overnight down into the single digits, salt and calcium chloride will have reduced impact.  That means after dark tonight many highways will not see much improvement until temperatures warm back up through the 20’s on Tuesday.
 
Due to hazardous driving conditions, KYTC engineers continue to urge the public to avoid unnecessary travel overnight and remind everyone to use extreme caution.

The cold temperatures will create the opportunity for black ice at locations where there is still moisture on road surfaces.
 
Engineers have been evaluating salt supplies through the day.  KYTC District 2 started into this event with about 8,300 tons of salt on hand.  The 11 counties would normally be expected to consume about 5,000 tons over the course of a typical 3-day snow/ice event.  That will leave District 2 counties with low salt inventories with about a month left in snow and ice season.
 
According to KYTC District 2 Spokesman Keith Todd, crews are taking steps to conserve salt.  During a normal winter having 8,300 tons in inventory at this time of the year would be plenty.  However, he noted that another major winter weather event will pretty much consume the remaining salt inventory.
 
Todd also said suppliers have indicated the hard winter nationwide has greatly increased demand for salt and that there is no salt available in the normal supply chain to be available for purchase.

KY weather road update

SurfKY News
Information provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

In Other News...

Celebrity Dinner to Benefit Toy Drive Nov. 14

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/22/14) — Murray State University and the Hopkins County Cooperative Extension Office will host… Read More

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/22/14) — A Hopkins County Grand Jury recently handed down the following indictments: Danny… Read More
Started 11/8/2013
Started 11/8/2013

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 12296

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 20, 2014 6124

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 17, 2014 4218

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 19, 2014 4082

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3221

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 18, 2014 3036

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 17, 2014 2989

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2833

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2739

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2339

Anti-Bullying Task Force to Hold First Meeting

in General News For All Sites by Office of the Governor

Stories Trending Today

October 22, 2014 1949

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 1676

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 22, 2014 1498

Convicted Felon Charged for Handgun Possession…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 22, 2014 1235

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 22, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 22, 2014 1011

The Sanctuary Opens Muhlenberg County Branch

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 22, 2014 925

Four Road Projects Awarded in Muhlenberg County

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Rebecca Hanchett
October 22, 2014 925

UK Soccer's Justin Laird Named National Player of…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 22, 2014 871

Lake Malone Halloween Bash Set for This Weekend

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 22, 2014 860

Baptist Health Paducah Weight Loss Info Session…

in Local (Paducah) Top News by Angie Kinsey Timmons
October 22, 2014 766

SurfKY Spotlight: Lynelle S. Eaves Realty

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss