Road crews preparing for snow

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Many people probably saw the first snow flakes of the season on Wednesday.

It has not caused many problems as of Wednesday evening, but concern is shifting to road conditions as the temperatures drop.

Road crews began preparing salt trucks and snow plows Wednesday afternoon just in case the road conditions get worse.

"Snow and ice removal is the number one priority in the winter weather months," said H.B. Elkins with the Kentucky Department of Highways.

Even though road crews spent most of Wednesday dealing with the rain, they were still preparing for what could be a slippery night in some areas.

"They'll be in getting the equipment ready to go, making sure the plows and the salt spreaders are ready to work," said Elkins.

Most of Wednesday consisted of a mix of snow and rain, but the lack of heavy snow did not keep area grocery stores from stocking up.

"We try to especially in the winter to look ahead and see the weather and we order in extra bread and milk and eggs," said Jeanette Prater who works at Food City in Hazard.

Prater said Wednesday morning was not too busy, but she says whenever there is snow in the forecast, the store gets swamped.

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