Crews prep roads for more snow


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Even though the sun is shining and the roads are clear, crews with Lexington’s Streets and Roads department are still out on the job.

“The last couple of days we did so pre-treatment with salt brine and some additive,” said Rob Allen with Lexington Streets and Roads.

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With freezing temperatures in the air, officials say they’re not taking any chances especially after last weekend’s first snowfall of the season that wreaked havoc on drivers.

“Well you know the first event is always a little shaky. The problem with this weekend was it was a little bit more than was predicted and the temperatures really dropped on us fast,” said Allen.

The city’s snow plan is actually designed to clear the roads within 24 to 36 hours after a storm hits, something officials say many people don’t realize.

“You know with the holidays approaching folks got impatient and thought oh it’s just a little bit of snow and you know that’s the big thing drive according to the conditions plus you know give the plan time to work,” said Allen.

Officials say crews are on standby in preparation for what could be another snowy mess but again remind drivers to take your time if must drive in the snow.

“You know the old drivers manual used to say at least ten miles off the posted speed limit and in Lexington on a residential street that means 15 miles an hour. I know that’s not perfect but it would help alleviate a lot of those wrecks,” said Allen.