Crews prep Scott Co. roads ahead of light snow chances

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - With next cold front shooting through the Bluegrass, crews are once again prepping roads for the snow that could come along with it. Crews in Scott County spent Wednesday spreading salt on roadways.

"Hoping with the light accumulations that might happen what we have out there will melt it, take it on off and it will not stick," says J.R. Brandenburg, Director of Road Maintenance in Scott County.

Brandenburg says he chose salt over brine for this round of wintry weather.

"Salt gives you a little traction and also it's a granular type. If it gets this cold, we stick with salt," said Brandenburg.

He says with their jobs of ensuring roadways are safely salted his equipment takes on a lot of wear and tear.

"One of the main things we do when it's this cold is we try to make sure that all of our equipment is in good working order. Fuel treatments in hoses, belts, everything good to go because the last thing you want to do is to have a breakdown when it's zero out there," said Brandenburg.

Officials suggest you slow down in winter weather even if there is no snow on the ground.

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