Snow storm not fit for driving

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

This morning many people in Eastern Kentucky questioned whether the snow storm would ever arrive.

Although it was delayed, it is finally here!

Whether the weather in your hometown started as rain or sleet, it probably looks something like a winter wonderland now.

Early preparations are something road officials pride themselves on, which they say help road conditions now and later after the storm.

Sleet in some areas early this morning prompted truck drivers to salt bridges which we all know freeze first.

How much snow will accumulate is differing from county to county in Eastern Kentucky.

Even road crews doubted how much we would get if any!

"Nevertheless, one to three inches is still plenty enough to make for problems on the highways, so we don't want folks to dismiss this. We need folks to still pay attention," said Jonathan Dobson, who works at the Kentucky Department of Highways in Manchester's District 11 office.

Preferably stay off the roads all together.

"Folks would do well just to stay home and let the snow plows do the work," said Dobson.

Those salt truck drivers do not fear this kind of weather because this is what they are geared up for.

"It doesn't matter to us if it's an inch or if it's 10 inches. It's the same routine. We still have to run all the roads and plow the roads and put a coat of salt down to try to get it melted off," said Nick Gibbard, a salt truck driver in Manchester.

What is a daily routine for them is dangerous for others to travel in.

Police say roads are treacherous and that they have worked many accidents in the area this afternoon.

They are advising everyone to stay off the roads!

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