CINCINNATI - Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet pre-treated potentially dangerous driving areas like bridges and overpasses Thursday and will continue to do so Friday until the end of the morning commute.
In addition to rock salt, road crew workers use a liquid spray form of calcium chloride that helps melt ice.
"Ice is a big problem because once that starts it can mushroom into causing a major backup or something if you lose control of car and that's when we have problems getting our trucks out there to treat those areas,” Nancy Wood of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet told 9 On Your Side reporter Amy Wadas.
Ice could affect roadways in other ways as well. The KYTC also spent much of Thursday afternoon preparing non-road equipment to deal with obstructions other than ice. Road workers expect to see fallen limbs littered across Northern Kentucky roadways so they'll have chainsaws and other tools with them.
Wood said there’s a simple way to ensure your safety while allowing road crews to do their job.
“If you don't have to be on the roadways, stay off.”
You can find out more information on road conditions and the KYTC by visiting the cabinet's website .
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