State gives routes three levels of importance for clearing

Jackson, Ky. (WYMT)-- As road crews prepare to clear the state's highways, they plan to do so with three importance levels.

"We determine our priority snow removal routes basically by the amount of traffic on the road and the type of road it is," said H.B. Elkins of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The Transportation Cabinet calls the levels Priority A, B, and C.

"A route that carries a lot of through traffic in a county or between counties is going to be a priority A route," said Elkins. "A priority B route would be a route of lesser importance within a county, and then priority C are basically the low-traffic routes."

People need to pay attention and be careful if they see a plow out on the road, said Elkins.

"Give it room to do its job," he said. "Slow down. Steer away from it. Don't pass a snow plow. Don't get right up behind one when it is spreading salt."

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