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Scott County officials ready for slick roads


SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - In Central Kentucky communities have had salt trucks out today trying to prevent slick roads.

In Scott County, dozens of trucks loaded up and hit the roads to keep the driver safe.

Scott county salt trucks have been out covering 275 miles of roads today. At this point the roads supervisor says the main worry is refreezing.

Salt trucks loaded up Thursday afternoon to give Scott County's 275 miles of roads another coating before temperatures take a dive tonight.

J.R. Brandenburg of the Scott County Road Department says, "One of our concerns is this freezing up into ice. Temperatures are supposed to drop lower tonight."

Their thirteen trucks will hit all parts of the county, but the northern area tends to be the worst.

"It's always a concern up in that area. You've got more hills, more curves. It tends to get worse up in that area than it does in this part down in here."

The road department has already used more salt this winter than all of last year. Workers say they're ready to fast forward a few months.

"We ran five times last year and we run this afternoon, it'll be six times so far this year and it's just the first of the year."

Mr. Brandenburg says he's got a good relationship with the sheriffs office. He says deputies out on patrol let him know about any slick spots.

The Scott County Sheriff's Officers says it worked three or four weather related accidents.


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