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Another blast of wintry weather keeps road crews busy

By: Hillary Thornton Email
By: Hillary Thornton Email

ALLEN, Ky. (WYMT) - This round of wintry weather meant another busy day for the highway department. Crews began pre-treating roads in the Big Sandy Region around 2 o'clock Saturday morning...preparing for another round of snow.

It's been a busy winter for the road crews, dealing with several blasts of winter weather and at times bringing along arctic temperatures.

Brady Conn says, "Temperatures got down so low. That's what made it really hard to get off, but as of yesterday we had our roads in good shape. Now this all came back today so they are right back bad again...so we've got to do it again."

Throughout the morning snow moved across the area, creating once again slick roads.

Conn says, "They are passable but they do need some attention so we'll go out there and plow them all back and then start treating."

The quickly changing conditions caught some drivers off guard...sending them sliding off the roadway.

Conn says, "We will salt around it as close to them as we can so they can make a path and pull them out but they need to watch because it is very slick."

With warmer temperatures allowing chemicals to work officials say they are able to get the main roads cleared but say there are still several slick spots.

"Give us room and time to get it cleared. Take your time because it is real slick, this is a really slick snow...you need to take your time and be cautious," says Conn.

As always with these weather conditions, officials say stay off the roads if possible.

Crews will be out on their routes until midnight, then they will decide if the roads need work during the overnight hours.


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