Louisville snow crews working to clear roads, 'won't quit til it's done'
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Many of the roads in our area are cleared, but some are still a bit slushy or snow covered. Louisville city officials say they won't stop working until the roads are clear.
"For the last 24 hours, we've been trying to get these streets clear," Public Works district manager Joe Barnett said.
He said Wednesday's snow came as a burst, falling so fast it overwhelmed crews.
"When we came in this morning we were behind the eight ball and it looked pretty rough," Barnett said. "But we knew if we stayed steady and trudged right along that it's happened before and with the help of mother nature and these guys out plowing - we've got open streets."
He said 163 trucks have been out plowing and salting the remaining snow covered roads.
The white paint on some roads is barely visible but by this weekend, the city plans to have all roads cleared from white line to white line.
"They'll be looking a lot better tomorrow. They already look good now, but tomorrow you're gonna see a vast improvement. "
In order to keep that promise, plow drivers like Mike Watson say they need space to do their job safely.
"People tend to think well there's a plow in front of me, I'm good to go. That's not always the case because we're sliding too," Watson said.
As the temperature dips into the single digits, the snow and slush will turn to ice.
Barnett says the city is prepared to salt the 2,700 lane miles in Louisville Metro.
"We're all in it together and we don't quit til it's done," said Barnett.
To see if your road has been salted or plowed, check out Louisville Metro's snow route map.
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