Crews treating roads in preparation for possible weekend accumulation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT)- Central Kentucky road crews are already laying down salt in preparation for possible accumulation over the weekend.

Officials with the Kentucky Department of Transportation began treating roads on Thursday. They say their focus, for now, is treating bridges, overpasses, and elevated areas.

The department uses a mixture of salt and water called salt brine. This solution is in place to prevent ice from forming instead of battling it when it arrives.

"We want to do all that we can to ensure the safety of motorists," KDOC Information Officer Natasha Lacy tells WKYT. "The salt brine treatment prevents ice from forming on surfaces and of course we always pay special attention to overpasses, bridges, those freeze first certainly before your typical roadways."

Officials say plan ahead when traveling this oncoming weekend. They also advise having your vehicle winterized you have not already.

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