Road Crews Have Daunting Task Ahead

Published 03/01 2014 10:10PM

Updated 03/01 2014 10:17PM

Oh when the storm comes marching in. Yes, it's March and it's off to a good start. "Cold but it's not too cold, just right." But the morsel of spring enjoyed today will be short lived as yet another round of ice and snow heads our way and road crews are doing all they can to stay ahead of the storm. "Well of course we've had our snow and ice team monitoring this for two or three days. We actually started pre-treating earlier in the week thinking we were also going to get some on Friday," said Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has already laid down some salt ,but with ice coming before the snow they will have to lay down a whole lot more if the roads are going to be drivable. "With ice once it starts to accumulate driving conditions are going to deteriorate very very quickly. Also the ice means we are going to be very limited in our ability to improve driving conditions," said Todd.
With what seems like a never ending winter it has taken a toll on salt supplies. Kentucky road crews were rationing the amount of salt used in fear they would run out, but with a storm that could be severe they won't hesitate to use as much as needed. "Anytime there's ice involved sometimes it comes down to you gotta do what you gotta do and we'll be putting out a lot of salt and then trying to restock as quickly as we can once this gets past us," said Todd.
Road crews have a daunting task ahead of them and as for commuters there is a bit of snowfall fatigue starting to sink in.

"We've had one of the worst I've ever known."

"It's been pretty bad. I get off at 4 o' clock in the morning and the streets are terrible so I hope when this weather comes it's not as bad."

But odds are it will be pretty bad and it's a good idea to prepare for the worst.

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