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KYTC District 9 Weather Response Update 11:30 AM: Crews Focused on Final Snow Cleanup, Tree Clearing

Work likely to continue through the weekend

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (11:30 AM, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021) – Highway crews in northeast Kentucky today are focused on final snow cleanup and fallen tree removal in counties hardest hit by recent ice storms.

Most highways are clear in Bath, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties. Some priority B and C back roads are still being plowed and treated in Greenup, Rowan, and other counties. All crews continue to check for slick spots and remove final snow cover where needed.

In Boyd, Carter, and Elliott counties, where freezing rain downed trees and power lines, crews will concentrate on cutting trees away from ice-covered roadways. During initial storms, crews cut paths along more than 30 tree-covered routes for emergency vehicle access and relief efforts. More work is needed to create better access for snow plows and utility trucks, even along US 60 and other main routes.

Additional crews from areas nearly finished with snow operations – Mason, Nicholas, Bath, and others – are now on the ground there to help. In addition, chainsaw crews with the Kentucky Division of Forestry and contractors are working.

Crews will continue tree and snow clearing operations in those areas, likely through the weekend. Many roads could remain snow covered, and motorists are urged to use caution.

ONLINE INFORMATION

For real-time traffic information, to view traffic cams, or to keep up with snowfighters in your county, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov.

During winter storms, Kentucky Department of Highways snow plow crews work 12-hour shifts to keep highways passable using a priority route system based on traffic volume and connectivity to hospitals and other critical services. Crews focus first on high-priority routes such as interstates and critical roadways, then heavily traveled state routes before turning to lower-volume routes. Snow priority maps for each county can be viewed online at http://SnowKY.ky.gov.

Follow District 9 updates on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or http://facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9.

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (11:30 AM, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021) – Highway crews in northeast Kentucky today are focused on final snow cleanup and fallen tree removal in counties hardest hit by recent ice storms.

Most highways are clear in Bath, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan counties. Some priority B and C back roads are still being plowed and treated in Greenup, Rowan, and other counties. All crews continue to check for slick spots and remove final snow cover where needed.

In Boyd, Carter, and Elliott counties, where freezing rain downed trees and power lines, crews will concentrate on cutting trees away from ice-covered roadways. During initial storms, crews cut paths along more than 30 tree-covered routes for emergency vehicle access and relief efforts. More work is needed to create better access for snow plows and utility trucks, even along US 60 and other main routes.

Additional crews from areas nearly finished with snow operations – Mason, Nicholas, Bath, and others – are now on the ground there to help. In addition, chainsaw crews with the Kentucky Division of Forestry and contractors are working.

Crews will continue tree and snow clearing operations in those areas, likely through the weekend. Many roads could remain snow covered, and motorists are urged to use caution.

ONLINE INFORMATION

For real-time traffic information, to view traffic cams, or to keep up with snowfighters in your county, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov.

During winter storms, Kentucky Department of Highways snow plow crews work 12-hour shifts to keep highways passable using a priority route system based on traffic volume and connectivity to hospitals and other critical services. Crews focus first on high-priority routes such as interstates and critical roadways, then heavily traveled state routes before turning to lower-volume routes. Snow priority maps for each county can be viewed online at http://SnowKY.ky.gov.

Follow District 9 updates on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or http://facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9.

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