A major winter storm is on the way to the bluegrass state. Local high water issues are possible early Wednesday and that will be followed up by heavy snow and sleet. Significant accumulations are likely Wednesday night and Thursday.
Department of Transportation employees spent Tuesday morning in Laurel County putting up the new signs telling drivers they can travel a little faster.
Some Eastern Kentuckians are concerned the higher speed will make the roads more hazardous.
But Department of Transportation officials say people were driving 70 miles per hour before it was legal.
They say studies have been done that show the higher speed limit will not make the roads more dangerous.
But KY Vehicle Enforcement officials say higher speeds can make an accident worse.
To see a map that shows where the speed limit is not 70, go to this link: http://www.transportation.ky.gov/70mph11x17.pdf