With winter weather in the forecast, snow plow drivers are taking to the streets this afternoon in northern Kentucky.
Photo by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
(Boone County, Ky.) – Snowfighters are going to work in northern Kentucky.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 snow and ice removal crews will report to duty Monday at 4:00 p.m. for the first winter weather event forecasted for the northern Kentucky area.
The National Weather Service advises rain is expected to change over to snow later this afternoon. Dropping temperatures during the overnight hours will also create the potential for slick spots on the Tuesday morning commute.
Motorists should plan their morning commute by leaving early to allow more time to reach their destination or later to allow the conditions to improve.
Maintenance crews in KYTC District 6 are responsible for clearing over 2,000 miles of state-maintained highways in 11 northern Kentucky counties, including Boone, Kenton, Carroll and Gallatin counties.
The KYTC advises motorist to adhere to the following tips to keep you safe and prepared during the winter weather season:
· Put yourself in emergency mode
· Pay attention to weather advisories. Weather will impact your commute on some level
· Travel only as necessary during major snow events. It’s better to be stuck at home than to be stuck on the road
· Maintain a safe distance from snowplows and other heavy highway equipment
· Do not pass snowplows on the shoulder
· Allow time for a slower commute
· Winterize vehicles
· Supply vehicles with blankets, flash light and an emergency supply kit
· Know before you go. Visit goky.ky.gov and download the free Waze app to check traffic conditions before you travel
· Eliminate distractions (e.g. operating phone and eating) while driving
· Cooperate with the expectations of the Quick Clearance law, which requires drivers to move vehicles to the shoulder in the event of a non-injury crash