Road crews across Kentucky prepare for snow
State transportation officials say crews will spend extra time on I-65 between Elizabethtown and Munfordville to keep a construction area clear.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- Areas south of Louisville could see a few more inches of snow Wednesday and Diane Martin knows what to do.
"Went to the store, got all my groceries," Martin explained. "I'm ready. Got four wheel drive. I'm ready."
She lives in Elizabethtown, which is pretty much the line where snow totals start ramping up.
Nearby Grayson, Hart, Green and Adair counties are under a winter storm warning and could get three to six inches of snow.
"We need to plow, plow, plow. Especially on 65," said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Chris Jessie.
Jessie represents District 4, which covers much of the area that could see more snow.
He says crews were able to pre-treat the roads Tuesday, even in the bitter cold.
"We chose to do our main routes here once the sun got up to the point where we felt like it would not freeze," he told WDRB News.
Jessie says state crews will pay extra attention to I-65 between Elizabethtown and the Munfordville area. It's a construction zone.
"We have barriers on the left, we have barrier wall on the right and again, it's hard to take a plow down through there," he said.
This is the same stretch where people got trapped in their cars for more than a day during a winter storm last March.
We're expecting much less snow Wednesday but officials say drivers should keep that situation in mind.
"We want folks to really remember what happened last year and when they get in a situation where maybe they feel uncomfortable driving, don't push the envelope," Jessie explained.
Public Works Superintendent Sheila Puckett is in charge of Leitchfield city streets.
"We're gonna prepare for the worst and hope for the best," she said.
Local departments across our area were also gearing up for snow Tuesday.
"We checked all the equipment, make sure it was all running, operational. Any malfunctions were repaired and hopefully we're ready," Puckett said.
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