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Freezing roads a concern for weekend

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — Freezing will be an issue Kentuckiana road crews will worry about overnight and into Sunday.

Even though the rain is supposed to taper off,” said Andrea Clifford with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “We're going to have a lot of melting, and that's just going to add to the situation.”

Much of the area saw rain Friday night and into Saturday, and that means freezing could be a problem going forward.

“There's flooding now, refreezing later so we're keeping crews around the clock," Clifford said. "Everybody already knows we have a shift change coming at midnight."

Flooding was a cause for concern Saturday afternoon as the rain continued to fall. At one time, I-64 eastbound lanes near the Jefferson and Shelby County were shut down because of flooding. Crews spent about an hour trying to clear the mess.

“It just seems like we get one thing cleared and something else crops up,” Clifford said.

Meanwhile, freezing will be a concern for crews Saturday night and into Sunday.

“We'll keep people through Sunday,” Clifford said. “I don't know how long on Sunday. It's just going to depend on what the weather is and what the road conditions are like.”

KYTC crews in District 5 have spread 10,000 tons of salt since Sunday. That's only expected to increase as temperatures continue to drop.

“All of our crews are very tired but they all know what it's about when they sign up for it,” Clifford said.

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