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Preparation across Eastern Kentucky for winter storm

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

People in Eastern Kentucky enjoyed spring-like weather today, which weather officials say is the calm before the winter storm!

Projected six to ten inches overnight in some areas had people preparing early for what could be the biggest snow yet.

Electricians, road crews, and county officials all say you cannot be too prepared when it comes to winter weather in this region.

That is why they have been ready bracing for what is expected to fall from the sky.

With 60 degree weather today, it is hard to believe that most parts of Eastern Kentucky are under a winter storm watch, but that is not stopping people from anticipating what could be the biggest snow we have seen this season.

"We monitored that thru the day yesterday and went ahead and made preparations getting our equipment ready and checking our material stock piles which are all good," said Darold Slone, the snow and ice coordinator in District 12.

Plenty of salt and other solutions are available with the mild winter we have experienced so far.

You will not see plow and salt trucks on the road using those ant-icing solutions until it actually starts snowing.

"We're on stand by mode right. We're just waiting for the event to begin," said Slone.

Road and power crews are ready to work together to clear roadways of fallen tree branches and down power lines, which are expected with this heavy snow.

"When this snow, if it comes, and of course we pray that it doesn't, but we're ready and we will implement our emergency plan," said Pike County Judge-Executive Wayne T. Rutherford.

As always officials advise everyone to stay off the roads once the winter storm hits.

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