Road crews prepare for winter weather despite rain troubles

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A steady rain falling across the bluegrass today has caused road blocks for salt trucks who haven't even started pre-treating roadways yet.

Salt brine is a water-based solution and will dissolve if trucks were to start pre-treating. Therefore, Lexington Streets and Roads employees are waiting and watching for the rain to change over to snow before they can begin working on primary roads.

Sam Williams says he has staff members ready to head out as soon as the temperatures drop.

Williams says the air temperature has to be at least 30 degrees before they start treating the roadways.

Motorists should expect a period of extremely dangerous driving conditions during the transition of rain to snow before roadways are salted.

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