Lexington crews pre-treat roads, set snow plan in place

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Crews in Lexington are preparing for significant winter weather entering the area overnight and through the weekend, along with putting the city snow plan in place.

Some crews even started on Thursday night pre-treating roads while the weather is dry.

"It certainly can last for several days, and we want to always pretreat when it's not raining and there's not moisture," said Natasha Lacy, of the District 7 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The forecast appears to be positive for road crews. Across central and northern Kentucky, the precipitation will be mostly snow.

Lacy says they've used brine in most areas in District 7 to prevent the snow from sticking.

On top of applying brine on roads, the city is readying its snow removal plan.

"We get the ranked roads treated within 36 hours after the snowfall stops," said Rob Allen, Lexington Streets and Roads. "For example, if we're treating a road like Nicholasville Road and it continues to snow well because of the volume of traffic and the facilities on that road we will have to continue to treat it and then work our way through the plan."

While road crews are working, officials advise drivers to allow for plenty of space and never follow them too closely.

According to both state and city road departments, crews will begin reporting in to work before the snow begins on Friday night.

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