District 7 KYTC crews are working to clear roads


LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 20, 2011) — Snow and ice removal crews for KYTC District 7 are working to clear the roads in the counties of; Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott and Woodford.

Maintenance crews are prepared to work long hours clearing any accumulation from the roadways. Road conditions are described in the following manner:

Wet Pavement – The roadway is wet. Ice could form as temperatures drop.

Partly Covered – The roadway is partly covered with snow, slush or ice. Markings may be obscured.

Mostly Covered – The roadway is mostly covered with snow, slush or ice. Roadway markers may be difficult to see because of packed snow and rutting conditions.

Completely Covered – The roadway is completely covered with snow, slush or ice and markings are obscured.

Impassable – Roadway conditions are not suitable for travel unless required by an emergency.

The Kentucky SAFE Patrol – Safety Assistance for Freeway Emergencies – operates seven days a week on Kentucky interstates and parkways. SAFE Patrol drivers are equipped with blankets, shovels, reflective cones, auto fluids and other equipment to get motorists back on the road safely. Motorists can request the SAFE Patrol by calling 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).

For up-to-date traffic and travel information, inside Kentucky dial 511 and outside Kentucky call toll free at 1-866-737-3787. You can also visit www.511.ky.gov for the latest statewide traffic updates.

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