South Central Kentucky woke up this morning to find Mother Nature’s wintry gift. With this beautiful snow came slick roads forcing motorists to be extra careful as they traveled to work.
Warren County makes up over 750 miles of roadways. These are not including city and state roads. Crews were out and about this morning hoping to catch the snow before it could stick.
“I was out here a little bit after five this morning,” road former, Steve Flora said.
Snow and ice creates a bigger job for road crews when the snow sets in.
“Yes, we were prepared for it. We were loaded up, in fact, we treated some of the roads before it came,” said Jerry Young, Warren County Road Supervisor.
Snow and ice can make for very dangerous situations.
“It will pull you right into a ditch if you don’t watch it ... that’s the reason you’ve got those markers out there on the blades, to try and keep that up where you don’t get too far over on the shoulder of the road if you go over there your gone,” Flora said.
As many motorists in Warren County traveled along slick roadways, they found themselves stuck.
“We have had some calls and things and a lot of people have been in ditches. It is a slick snow, very slick,” Young said.
Patience in these conditions is a must. Young said to for travelers to start in plenty of time and to take your time.
The Warren County road crews say they know that this is the time of year in which they’ll get very little sleep but they are happy to clear the roads off to keep you safe as you travel to work and school.
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