Snow begins to accumulate, but nothing on roads yet
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – As of Tuesday afternoon, snow has started to accumulate on the shoulder and grassy areas of I-64 toward Frankfort.
The biggest concern for drivers, road crews, and safety officials is the limited visibility due to the snow falling along with the strong winds, estimated between a quarter and a half-mile at certain spots along the interstate. Multiple cars did go into the ditch between northbound and southbound lanes. Two of those accidents had first responders on the scene.
Natasha Lacy, with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says that crews saw the snow coming days in advance and started to preparing as early as Sunday by pre-treating roads with an anti-ice treatment. Both contracted and state plow drivers reported for duty at 5:00 am and they will continue to work through the afternoon and evening. Lacy says that when snow events like this do occur, the state decides which roads will be plowed and salted first based on priority and importance. She also mentioned that supplies are readily stocked since we have had no measurable snow just yet this season. The transportation cabinet did start training for days like this as early as October.