KYTC: “Expect slick travel today”

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FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (WKYT) – A release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) early Saturday morning says that state snow plow and salt truck crews in northeast Kentucky are out treating roads as winter weather moves through the region.

Weather cam image of I-64 in Rowan County at the KY 801 exit near Morehead. (Photo: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)

As of 5:00 a.m., with snow falling in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties, roads are reported as mostly to partly covered with snow. Main roads and critical routes, such as I-64, have lanes visible in some areas. Air temperatures are averaging 27 to 28 degrees, with pavement temperatures below freezing.

Slick conditions are likely this morning, even on treated pavement. Officials are advising motorists, if you must be on the road, please drive with extra caution — especially on bridges, in valleys and around curves where ice is more likely — and take it slow, leave a space cushion between vehicles, and remember to buckle up.

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews will remain on duty in snow plows and salt trucks today, working until the winter weather threat subsides.

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