Crews Working To Maintain Roads After Freezing Rain

Reported by: Mark Stitz
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Updated: 2/05 2:48 pm
State crews began treating roads before our latest winter storm hit Tuesday night.

They continued to work on roads through the storm and by the Wednesday morning commute, most roads were only wet, not icy.

Natasha Lacy with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the crews are using a new treated salt which works well with storms that bring a wintry mix and freezing rain.

Lacy says as temperatures drop, crews will continue to patrol the roads Wednesday and continue to clear trees from the roads.

A large number of tree branches and entire trees fell onto roads and power lines Tuesday night and Wednesday morning after the weight of the ice became too heavy.

Kentucky Utilities says thousands of families lost power overnight with the most outages reported in Fayette and Madison counties.

Crews worked through the night to restore power.

As of Wednesday afternoon, some roads remain flooded from the storm, which others are nearly dry.

Increasing winds Wednesday will help dry many of the treated roads before the are able to freeze as temperatures drop.
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