Wintry Conditions Hit Kentucky
Posted: 2-Feb-2007 8:00AM CST
This morning at 7:35am the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 office in Bowling Green reported that I-65 northbound was completely blocked mile marker 19.5 due to an accident involving a tractor trailer. Motorists traveling on I-65 northbound should consider alternate routes. Exit 6 is the last exit from I-65 before the accident site.
Update: all lanes are now open to traffic
The district 3 office also sent along the following information regarding traveling during wintry conditions:
BOWLING GREEN, KY (February 2, 2007) - Crews are salting and plowing in all ten counties for District 3 (Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren). Currently, snow is reported in a large portion of Kentucky with roads generally described as being partly covered with snow. Motorists are strongly encouraged to adjust their speed for the weather and put down the cell phone while driving.
With the cold temperatures motorists should use caution and be alert for patches of ice, especially on bridges and overpasses. Motorists should also be alert for KYTC snowplows and other equipment on the highways. KYTC maintenance crews in each county are prepared to work as long as it takes to ensure that roads are in the best possible condition.
Road condition reports on major routes will be available by calling 511 or by visiting the 511 travel and traffic information website at 511.ky.gov
Road conditions are described in the following manner:
Wet Pavement - The roadway is wet. Ice could form as temperatures drop.
Partly Covered - The roadway is partly covered with snow, slush or ice. Markings may be obscured.
Mostly Covered - The roadway is mostly covered with snow, slush or ice. Roadway markers may be difficult to see because of packed snow and rutting conditions.
Completely Covered - The roadway is completely covered with snow, slush or ice and markings are obscured.
Impassable - Roadway conditions are not suitable for travel unless required by an emergency.
Always Buckle Up and Drive Smart!
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