Road crews prepare for slick conditions

By  | 

LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - Laurel County Road Department workers say they are prepared for snow and ice.

Workers said they spent their whole week preparing and will work around the clock.

"All night if it takes it," said Laurel County Road Department Supervisor Bobby Bailey.

Road workers said as they do their job to make sure not to pass salt trucks and always give them the right of way.

"It's hard enough to keep the road scrapped, especially if somebody is in the way," said Bailey.

Staying home and off the roads might be a good idea.

"We were going to a concert but the Lexington trip got cancelled," said Chaz Bowling from Williamsburg.

If you do go out, workers say take it slow.

"Just be extra careful, take your time," said Bailey.

Some drivers said they would rather not risk going out.

"I'm just going to stay in I guess and stay at the house," said Bowling.

Bowling said he has driven in snow before but does not want to take chances with this storm.

Trucks headed out Friday night in Laurel County.

Bailey said salt will be mixed with sand for extra traction on the roadways.

Police say to bring a blanket and safety kit in case you get stranded. Call 911 if you get stranded. Also, make sure to check your car’s tire pressure and have at least half a tank of gas.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station. powered by Disqus