Southern Kentucky road crews are ready and waiting for winter's worst

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

With the first flakes of the winter falling, laurel county road crews say its their cue.

"We're getting our road stuff prepared. Waiting on the weather," Mike Gilbert, who's with the Laurel County Road Treatment Department explained.

With 350 tons of brine ready to load into the back of an expanded fleet. Gilbert says the 6 additional trucks this year will mean his crews can literally cover more ground to keep drivers safe.  He says while he isn't counting on a run tonight; he's not going to rule it out.

"We just monitor the weather; when the roads start freezing or the roads get slick, that's when we go out," Gilbert said.

"When I woke up this morning it was snowing and this is what I packed to wear---I'm freezing!" Carlie Zebrowski explained, while pointing out her light sweater.

Carlie Zebrowski, who is visiting from Virginia, says she's grateful to know salt trucks are standing by, ready for when she rolls out of town.

"I'm going home tomorrow.... It's sad but I usually worry more about other drivers than myself," Zebrowski said.

Road crews do say if drivers see or experience slick spots to go ahead and let them know so thy can stay on top of a potentially dangerous problem.

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