Snow plays role in Scott County crashes

Snow started falling in Scott County late Tuesday afternoon causing some problems for drivers. But there

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- Snow started falling in Scott County late Tuesday afternoon causing some problems for drivers. But there's a crew of 13 drivers for the road department that are committed to making sure things stay clean and as safe as possible.

Just before the snow fall, the Scott County road crews were geared up and ready waiting to see just what they were in store for.

"It could be a long night or it could not be anything," said JR Brandenburg with Scott County Roads.

As night fell so did large flakes of snow and soon after the roads became slippery.

"We were going about 25 miles-per-hour and my right tire started slipping off the road uncontrollably," said Jasmine Davis.

Jasmine Davis and two others were in this car, she lost control and hit the fence but no one was hurt, still she says it was pretty scary.

"It's pretty bad. The whole front and the right side is messed up," said Davis. "They said it wasn't driveable."

That was on Highway 460, a state maintained road, and it was crashes like that, that had JR Brandenburg and others at the County Roads Department springing into action to take care of their roads.

"We didn't find any slick areas that were real bad, but there was some slush on the road," said Brandenburg.

So his crew of 13 loaded up and left, and with temperatures set to take a nose dive overnight refreezing is a big concern.

"If we get a good layer of salt on hopefully it will prevent that," said Brandenburg. "We'll deal with it as it comes and try to keep the roads safe."

As the snow continues to fall, the Roads Department says they will continue to lay salt across the 275 miles of county road that they have to maintain.


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