Low-Traffic Roads May Be Uncleared For Days

by Gabe Bullard on January 27, 2009

Local and state road crews in Kentucky and southern Indiana continue the work of salting and plowing roads left treacherous by the winter storm that moved into the area early Tuesday.

Kentucky Department of Highways spokesperson Andrea Clifford says interstates and busy routes are a priority and with precipitation and freezing temperatures in the forecast through Wednesday night, there may not be time to clear less-traveled roads.

“Even after the snow and ice stops falling from the sky, a lot of times you’ve got the slush that’s on the shoulders and with these lower temperatures it will refreeze if it melts and runs back out on the roadways in the evenings when the temperature drops,” she says.

Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that public works crews will stay on the job around the clock to keep roads clear.

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