KYTC treating roads in central Kentucky ahead of snowfall

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – State crews are currently treating area roads with salt ahead of a rash of snow expected to blanket the region in the coming days.

The snow event is calling for snow bursts or snow squalls where snow fall can be very sporadic.  A snow squall is a sudden snow fall where whiteout conditions can take place.  If you drive into those kind of conditions here are some safety tips:

  • Slow down gradually and drive at a speed that suits the conditions.
  • Try to get off the road when visibility is near zero – Don’t stop on the travel portion of the road.
  • Make sure your lights on turned on – use your low-beam headlights.  If you have fog lights on your vehicle, use them in addition to your low beams.
  • Increase your following distance.  Depending on speed, you will need at least three car lengths to brake safely.
  • Stay alert and be patient.
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