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Road crews prepare for round two of wintry weather


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - On Friday afternoon, many of the roads in Scott County were covered in sleet and snow but on Saturday it was an entirely different story. Most roadways are cleared up but that may change once the storm rolls through Sunday morning.

"It is tiresome. The two nights n a row it does wear on you but the good thing about is that we're getting a good break between the runs and the good thing is that everyone will be rested up and ready to go," said J.R. Brandenburg with the Scott County Road Department.

If snow starts to fall Sunday morning, Brandenburg says all of the salt truck drivers will be called in to treat the 12 major routes which takes about 4-5 hours.

"We will be out there and ready to go. We will be off and on watching the roads all night."

The fact that there's already so much salt on the roads will be beneficial to both drivers and road crews.

"If we get ice, then the salt we already put down on the roadways on Friday will be a big help. We put down around 250-300 tons."

He also said another big help is that the road department and law enforcement stay in frequent contact when weather situations like this arise in order to alert one another about deteriorating road conditions.


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