KY Highway Department Prepares for Snow and Ice

Bowling Green's district 3 office serves ten area counties with 16,604 tons of rock salt, 55,344 gallons of liquid calcium chloride, and 93,600 gallons of salt brine.

The state highway department has 116 trained snowplow drivers, 39 roadway weather stations, and an operations center manned 24 hours-a-day.

Click here to view a copy of the press release sent out by KYTC.

They remember how the National Guard had to help when we got slammed by snow in 2004.

Nancy Albright, Kentucky Highway Department Maintenance Director, says, "They brought their own equipment, including tow trucks and graders and things to help. We had a real thick layer of ice we weren't prepared to get off, and we had to bring in special equipment from contractors and from the National Guard to help make sure we could get the roads back open."

The state says the more-traveled roadways are cleared first.

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