Perry County road crews dealing with 4 inches of snow and ice

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PERRY COUTNY, Ky. (WYMT) Parts of Perry County are dealing with more than four inches of snow and ice.

Combine that with a salt shortage, and you’ve got a tough situation for road crews throughout out the county.

“We’re just mainly plowing, until we get down to where the ice is, then we get more orders to use the salt, and then we’ll take care of the ice once we get there, but while it’s snowing mainly they just tell them to plow,” Jamin Noble with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said.

A sticky situation for crews with KTC after they were given orders to conserve salt throughout District 10 during this latest round of winter weather. With 50% of roads covered with ice and snow, crews are working around the clock to clear roads as quickly as possible.

“Once it packs the ice, it’s hard for the Calcium Chloride and the salt and plows to break it up,” Noble added.

Crews will be out throughout the night and well into Tuesday morning. We’re told crews have enough salt to get through this winter storm.

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