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State snow plows and salt truck crews rolling in northeastern Kentucky as winter storm moves in

January 12, 2019 GMT

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – State snow plow and salt truck crews are rolling in northeast Kentucky early this morning, treating roads as a winter storm moves across the region.

As of 5 a.m., with snow falling in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties, all crews were treating with salt and plowing. Roads are reported as mostly to partly covered with snow. Main roads and critical routes, such as I-64, have lanes visible in some areas. Air temperatures are averaging 27 to 28 degrees, with pavement temperatures below freezing.

Slick conditions are likely this morning, even on treated pavement. If you must be on the road, please drive with extra caution — especially on bridges, in valleys and around curves where ice is more likely — and take it slow, leave a space cushion between vehicles, and remember to buckle up.

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews will remain on duty in snow plows and salt trucks today, working until the winter weather threat subsides.

You can learn more about Kentucky Transportation Cabinet snow removal efforts, and view snow removal priority routes, online at http://SnowKY.ky.gov.

For real-time traffic information or to keep up with snowfighters in your county, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov.

Follow District 9 updates on Twitter and Facebook at http://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or http://facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9