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Road crews continue plowing, brace for another winter storm

By Amber Hale

Somerset, KY - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 crews continue to clear icy highways this morning as they brace for another winter storm expected to move into the area later today.

Road conditions vary county to county this morning. While main priority A routes such as I-75 and the Cumberland Parkway have clearer travel lanes, many A routes remain partly covered in areas. Priority B and C routes remain mostly to completely covered across the district.

Because low temperatures make salt treatments ineffective, crews remained focused overnight on plowing operations primarily on priority A routes. As main routes are cleared crews will begin to address B and C routes. Crews were able to make some progress yesterday reaching pavement in some areas, however refreezing overnight has likely created slick spots along those routes.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning that goes in effect for the entire District 8 region this evening. Additional snow and wintry precipitation is expected to impact the area later today through Friday morning.

Additional snow and ice information including a complete list of priority routes can be found by visiting

This story was posted on 2021-02-17 06:55:43
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Roads in Adair County before next storm wave

2021-02-17 - Adair County, KY - Photo Sheriff Josh Brockman.
These photos received last evening provide Tuesday's look at some of the roads in Knifley, Snake Creek and Breeding where the Sheriff's Office has responded to calls for assistance. Roads out in county were virtually impassible without four wheel drive. Itís taking us a little while to get to some calls because of road conditions but we are still plowing through them and getting there.
Today's temperatures will allow for some improvement until the next storm wave comes through this evening.

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