LEXINGTON, Ky. (KYTC) – KYTC District 7 highway crews in Central Kentucky are pre-treating ramps, bridges, overpasses and specific areas today. (District 7 includes Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford County.)
The pre-treatment of “salt-brine” helps to melt and prevent ice from forming on road surfaces. The “salt-brine” is a salt water type treatment. This procedure is a low cost pro-active approach to address roadway safety concerns.
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) suggests the following winter driving tips preventative measures:
Get your car serviced now
Check your battery
Check your cooling system
Fill your washer reservoir
Check your windshield wipers and defrosters
Know your car/every vehicle handles differently
Plan your travel and route/plan ahead
Stock your vehicle/emergency supplies
Learn what to do in a winter emergency
For more information go to NHTSA by clicking here.
Winter weather road conditions can be found here.