Downed trees causing issues for KYTC crews

SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2021) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 crews efforts to clear roadways are being hindered by downed trees and below freezing temperatures following the winter storm system that continues to move through the region today. Roads remain slick and hazardous. Travel is not advised.

Crews worked throughout the day yesterday treating and plowing routes focusing primarily on priority A routes. While some crews were able to begin addressing B and C routes yesterday afternoon downed trees and power lines created hazardous conditions, prompting District officials have crews focus only on priority A routes through the overnight hours for the safety of crew members.

Crews will remain out in force today, plowing and treating roads and removing downed trees. However, due to the large amount of downed trees needing to be cleared and low temperatures making roadways harder to plow it will be some time before all roads are clear.


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