Louisville Metro officials say roads will get 'better and better'
The mayor's office says the city has used 1,048 tons of salt, totaling $87,000. Adams says drivers should be able to tell that the roads have been treated during the morning commute Tuesday.
Chief of Public Services Doug Hamilton said the accident rate on the roads remains above average.
"Right now, our injury accidents are 50 percent above our normal rate. Our non-injury accidents are 300 percent of our regular rate," Hamilton said.
Hamilton said weather service briefing at three indicated the heaviest snow is over for the day, with much of the area having already seen from 6-11 inches.
He added the biggest concern for the next few days is going to be the cold. With lows in the single digits, “that's a big concern for us,” Hamilton said.
Emergency Management director Jody Duncan said with emergency services so busy, drivers involved in a non-injury accident are asked to fill out a report online. However, the Governor has asked that everyone remain off the roads unless it is absolutely necessary.
Duncan also warned of using additional heat generators inside the home as then can cause fires and carbon monoxide increases.
You are also asked to bring outside pets indoors, the Kentucky Humane Society has issued an orange flag advisory to house pets that need to be brought indoors.
If you must leave the house, MetroSafe recommends packing an emergency kit. For additional information on packing that kit, visit www.Ready.gov.
JCPS has said they will have three snow days to make up at this point, they will be made up Feb. 27, April 2 and April 3.
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