Most Major Roads Clear As Warmer Temperatures Melt Away Snow

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentuckians continued to dig out of heavy
snows after a winter storm dumped a foot of white powder in some
areas.

Transportation officials said Sunday they have completed snow
and ice removal in most of the state, according to a statement from
the cabinet.

Nearly 1,000 snow plows were used, and some crews worked 16-hour
shifts.

"Our maintenance crew members and contractors worked long and
hard in difficult circumstances," Transportation Secretary Joe
Prather said in a statement. "But we made certain our priority
routes remained open."

Meanwhile in Louisville, officials were able to ease concerns
about water levels rising on the Ohio River due to melting snow.

The river was expected to crest Tuesday morning at just under 21
feet at the upper locks of McAlpine Dam. Flood stage is 23 feet.
Officials had said Saturday they expected a crest as high as 22.5
feet.


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