With the reports of the anticipated snow storm the Kentucky State Police Post 3 Bowling Green would like to advise every one of some helpful tips for the upcoming conditions.
First and foremost, if you do not need to be on the roadway when it is hazardous, please stay at home. If you must get out, make sure you have some items in your vehicle in case you become stranded. For example; non-perishable foods, waters, extra layers of clothing, blankets, jumper cables, a fully charged cell phone, etc.
While driving on hazardous roadways, travel at a safe speed; the posted speed limit is for perfect conditions. Make sure you give plenty of distance between you and other motorists and allow greater distances for stopping. For KSP driving tips go to www.kentuckystatepolice.org/winterdriving.htm. But, remember that the best advice we can give on driving in these conditions is to choose not to. If you do not have to be out, be safe and stay at home.
We also ask that if you wish to check the current road conditions that you dial 511. Please do not call 911 just to get road conditions; it is there for emergency situations only. During these types of incidents our dispatchers take on a heavy call volume due to the nature of the conditions, which is what makes 511 such a valuable resource.
(FRANKFORT, Ky.) - The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that will enter the state later tonight. A mix of freezing temperatures and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult over the next 24 hours. Citizens are asked to refrain from contacting local posts about current road conditions. Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.
KSP is requesting travelers to observe for potentially stranded motorists. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555.