State and city crews preparing for another round of snow Tuesday
State officials say the job may be more tricky for their crews if snow comes down during morning rush hour.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews are in for an early morning to get the roads salted and keep them clear Tuesday.
The snow is expected to come down during Tuesday morning rush hour, which means lots of cars will be on the road at the same time as plows.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 5 covers eight counties: Bullitt, Franklin, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble.
We're told out of 158 state and contract crews, 56 are designated for Jefferson County.
Starting at 4:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, 35 of those trucks will hit the interstates in Jefferson County.
Spokesperson Andrea Clifford says the department will call more crews in to salt and plow if necessary.
"We're only expecting a couple of inches at the most but because of the time of day that it's falling with rush hour, we need to have multiple trucks out there," Clifford said.
Crews will have to share the roads with people trying to get to school and work.
"It's gonna take them longer to cover their routes than in normally would. So people just need to be patient, give the trucks room to do their job," Clifford explained.
In Jefferson County, crews have a little more than 570 lane miles to cover.
Commuters are relying on Metro Louisville to take care of area state highways and city streets.
Louisville Metro officials tell us they're monitoring the weather situation, but the tentative plan is to have trucks at the top of their routes at 5:00 a.m.
This will be second round for many of these crews, who took on the first measurable snow of the season this weekend.
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