Road crews prep for possible icy conditions overnight - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Road crews prep for possible icy conditions overnight

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Parts of Kentuckiana are under a winter weather advisory Wednesday night and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews began working early in evening.

KYTC is trying to get ahead of whatever falls -- having workers brine and pre-treat the highways.

A major snow event is not expected, so only about half the normal crew was called out.

Their trucks can hold about 12 to 13 tons of salt, giving crews enough to put down 250 pounds per lane, per mile.

The biggest concern overnight is ice and making sure the roads are treated before they freeze.

"Sometimes we have an instance where police will call and say a ramp is icing up on the interstate please send a salt truck to this location or there's been a wreck in a certain location you don't have a lot of traffic moving through there to work that salt into the pavement -- they'll say send another truck out," KYTC spokesperson Andrea Clifford explained.

INDOT also began treating roads in some southern counties at seven. The next round of workers will take over at midnight and start salting if it snows.

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