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KYTC: Despite work, roads continue to be slick and hazardous

KYTC District 8 Road Condition Update 6 p.m.

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The second wave of the winter storm system moved into the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 region earlier this afternoon and moderate winter precipitation continues across much of the district.

Crews worked throughout the day treating and plowing routes following the first wave of the winter system, but road conditions quickly deteriorated this afternoon. Roadways are slick and hazardous and motorists should avoid traveling if possible.

KYTC District 8 is responsible for maintaining state highways in Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties.

Crews will continue to work to clear the roads throughout the night remaining focused on priority A routes until precipitation slows and will follow with B and C routes. For a complete county-by-county snow and ice priority list please go to:

For real-time traffic information or to keep up with state snowfighters in your county, visit Follow District 8 updates on Twitter and Facebook at or

KY 696 in Clinton County is currently blocked due to a semi across the road and is unable to be moved due to the weather and road conditions. K.S.P. is advising that the roadway will be closed until sometime tomorrow morning. Several crews are also beginning to report trees down across the district.

This story was posted on 2021-02-15 17:42:15
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2021-02-16 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Terry Johnson spent the 2021 President's Day holiday helping clear roads, working with the City of Columbia Street Department. He is pictured here as sleet was pouring mid-afternoon.

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