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Crews from both the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 3 and the Edmonson County Road Department are preparing for the impending ice storm that has been forecasted for the county and surrounding area.
According to a press release from the KYTC, the District 3 snow & ice response team has been monitoring the forecast for the last several days and made the call to have crews report in tonight. Forecasters are predicting up to half an inch of ice in the District 3 area. Motorists are urged to treat this as a potentially serious system with the predicted ice in the forecast.
Icy travel conditions, down tree limbs and power lines could be possible with this weather system. The bulk of the icing in the District 3 area is expected late tonight into tomorrow morning. Please stay up to date on the latest forecast and road conditions. The District 3 social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook will post updates during the night.
District 3 crews only treat state routes, or roads that are numbered. Named roads on green signs are county roads and are maintained by county road crews.
County Road Supervisor Greg Carroll said that crews worked today by preparing all the snow trucks for tonight and tomorrow.
"We're double checking everything on the trucks," he said. "Everybody went home at 4pm today to get a little rest for what looks like a night. When it starts, everyone will come back in and we'll stay out until the roads are cleared."
Carroll said the county has around 500 tons of salt on hand.
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