KYTC pre-treating Central KY roads

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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.

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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.