Winter Weather Takes Toll on Kentucky Roads

Published 04/21 2014 07:03PM

Updated 04/21 2014 07:04PM

The heavy cost of keeping up with all that snow and ice means less money for maintenance this Spring.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million over the Winter season, which is about 50 percent more than the typical Kentucky winter.

The huge cost will force crews to push off non-priority projects due to the lack of funds. But officials say pothole patching remains a top priority.

Also, crews used more than 430,000 tons of salt, more than double what was used last year.

While extreme, this past season still wasn't the worst. That title belongs to the Winter of 2010.

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