Roads getting worse in South Central Kentucky

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SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 14, 2016) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 highway crews are on the road this Valentine’s Day treating routes as another round of winter weather has moved into the area.

As anticipated the steady snow fall has caused routes to become covered quickly and travel conditions are rapidly deteriorating. Motorists need to allow extra time and use caution if traveling. Please slowdown and allow extra space between vehicles.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 is responsible for maintaining approximately 5,209 lanes miles throughout Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties. When winter precipitation starts to fall, road crews focus on interstates, parkways and other high volume roadways first. Secondary and rural roads will be salted and plowed once the main routes have been cleared. To view the priority network for snow removal, go to http://transportation.ky.gov/Maintenance/Pages/Snow-and-Ice-Priority-Maps.aspx.

Road condition updates are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 traffic and travel information website, 511.ky.gov. You can also get traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.