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Kentucky and Indiana plow truck drivers preparing for long shifts dealing with winter storm

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Plow crews are keeping a close eye on the forecast as they prepare for Friday’s winter storm.

Workers are expecting rain, freezing rain and then snow, but road crews cannot treat the roads ahead of time, because the rain would wash away anything that is put on the pavement.

INDOT in southern Indiana will have 16 trucks in Sellersburg and 17 trucks in Corydon on standby starting at 7 a.m. Friday.

KYTC is also preparing for a long day clearing the roads. Workers there have about 34,000 tons of salt available, plenty for what is expected.

Harry Maginity, a spokesperson for INDOT, said crews are preparing to work 12-hour shifts, and there are some things you can do to keep everyone safe.

"Give our plow trucks plenty of room to operate," Maginity said. "I've always said if you feel that you're getting hit with salt on your windshield, you’re traveling way too close."

KYTC spokesperson Andrea Clifford is asking for drivers to be patient as they clear the roads.

"Don't expect that roads are gonna be cleared right away," she said. "Have some expectation that there will be slick conditions."

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