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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) - It's possibly the largest snow event we've
seen all winter and Bullitt County has taken the brunt of the storm.
Warm temperatures turned cold, and rain turned to snow Sunday, but officials say that's actually helping rather than
hurting road conditions.
In Louisville, Public Works officials say Saturday's warm temperatures lent a hand to road conditions. As asphalt temperatures remained above freezing into the evening.
Harold Adams, from Louisville Metro Public Works, said "this will be more of a pure snow,
it will be easier to deal with."
"Obviously there will be some
patches where there will be ice but just the sequence of rain and snow, no, I
don't think it will be a major problem" said Adams.
Louisville dispatched all their salt and plow trucks
Sunday afternoon, while down in Bullitt County they were focusing on hills, bus
routes, and high traffic areas.
The director of the road department, James Stibers, said seeing this many snow events in one winter is really wearing resources thin. "If we get one inch we have to be
out on the roads. The only difference between one inch to five inches is we
have to keep going over it."
While in Louisville, it has stretched resources thin. The city has already spent more than they were allotted for snow cleanup this year.
"The good thing is we still have
five months left in the fiscal year, so there's plenty of time to figure out
where to find the money to cover that," said Adams.
And with over a month left in winter, road crews know
this event probably won't be the last.