Tri-State transportation crews prep for winter weather conditions


A winter weather advisory is out for much of the tri-state Friday night with some snow and ice accumulations possible.

That means highways and side streets could become hazardous.

The upcoming weather conditions are forcing transportation officials to work around the clock to treat the roads.

According to the Kentucky transportation cabinet, crews will start as early as 6 A.M Friday, but they’re not the only one.

“We’ll start prepping today during the day and we’ll do as much as we possibly can and then we’ll go back tomorrow and also finish up and complete in that window of opportunity we have,” says Evansville department of transportation executive director,  Todd Robertson.

All in hopes of keeping drivers safe. 

Within the last few weeks, Kentucky sheriff takes the unusual action of shutting down the twin bridges as a precaution due to icy roads conditions.

Anytime you have bridges, bridges always freeze first so you should always use cautionary methods.
and the mixed weather conditions don’t help. 

“Anytime you have rain that proceeds the weather that does present a challenge for us because the temperature may play a factor. if the temperatures drop rather quickly while it’s raining then we get into that freezing rain and then we need to be out mobilizing to move out or on standby.”

Robertson says they are doing the best they can.

“It’s just a toss-up as to how the weather’s coming in and we can’t truly predict how the mother natures going to come in so e just do our best to prepare for it,” says Robertson.

Transportation workers are doing their part and they remind you to do yours by simply slowing down on the roads under winter weather conditions.

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(This story was originally published on February 14, 2018)

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