Southern Counties ready for upcoming winter storm

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - In Boyle County, the road department supervisor is preparing for a conference call Thursday afternoon to get more information for their winter storm plan of attack from the National Weather Service. In a similar boat, Garrard County says they are ready for anything that is heading our way.

The road department supervisor in Boyle County says they have put chains on their trucks and checked all the equipment. He says they are ready to go, but they cannot pretreat because of the rain. Their crews will be working long hours once the winter storm arrives, but they say they and their families know what can happen this time of the year.

"They prepare themselves mentally and their families also prepare," says Dwayne Campbell with the Road Department. "They know it's going to happen, they know that phone could come any time, in the wee hours of the morning."

Garrard County officials say they will be working to prep nearly 300 miles of roads before the storm hits. They say their trucks are loaded up with salt from last year and have new salt to go along with it.

If we do get a significant snowfall this weekend, the road supervisor says he will probably have to reorder salt next week. That's something he did not have to do last winter.

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