State road crews prepare for freezing rain

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky's Department of Highways is gearing up for yet another round of winter weather.

A possibility of freezing rain is in the forecast, and it's headed for the Bluegrass just a day after inches of snow fell and then iced over from freezing temperatures.

State road crews are preparing to handle icy road conditions by stocking up on salt and pre-treating bridges and overpasses.

It's no secret that it's been a rough winter so far, but state highway officials say they've managed to stay on budget. But a few more rounds of snow and ice could make a big difference.

"With freezing rain we'll have to rely on our materials, on our salt and calcium chloride, to keep our roads clear," says Michael Williams, snow and ice coordinator.

WKYT's meteorologists are predicting rain to move into the Bluegrass around 4:00 p.m., with the best chance of freezing rain in the north.

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Highways say they've already spent $27 million on snow and ice removal this winter.

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