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VIDEO: Louisville officials answer questions regarding Wednesday snow preps

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Louisville Metro Public Works spokesperson Harold Adams. Louisville Metro Public Works spokesperson Harold Adams.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Crews across the area are preparing city roads and interstates for snow expected to hit early Wednesday, but Tuesday's cold temperatures were actually preventing state crews from treating major roadways.

Louisville Metro Public Works spokesperson Harold Adams discussed the city's preparations for the weather Tuesday evening, you can watch that in the player above.

"We'll be ready to deal with whatever comes," Adams said. "Cold ground is indeed a factor, but as I say, we treat our brine with an additive that gives it effectiveness well below 0."

At the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, officials say spraying brine today could actually make things worse. Crews say with temperatures in the teens and single digit wind chills, it's too cold to spray the interstates.

"Obviously, this event -- the bad timing -- use common sense, give the road crews extra room...we need everyone to exercise good judgement," Adams said. "Don't drive aggressively around [the road crews] and things will be okay."

Louisville Metro Public Works had trucks out treating roads in advance Tuesday, but the crews were waiting for the weather to hit early Wednesday morning to spring into real action.

"We continue through the routes to spot check it and see what needs treating," he said. "With this event, we may not have to drop the plows." 

Adams said the organization would be in contact with JCPS throughout the process. 

"We are in contact with them because they have -- sometimes there are trouble spots...we can fix a problem that may make the difference as to whether they can get kids to school or not," Adams said. "It's real important to them what conditions the roads are in right at that time they need to deliver kids."

You can find the latest on the forecast for Wednesday at

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