Travel Advisory – Winter Weather Expectations on Friday
Rain overnight is expected to turn to a wintry mix west to east across many South Central Kentucky counties throughout today. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that crews will be prepared to treat roads at the transition point to help reduce the potential for ice bonding to pavement surfaces. A transition to snow is expected and if accumulation warrants plowing, crews are prepared. Temperatures on the backside of this weather event will drop well below freezing. While chemical treatment and plowing will help, timing of the system increases the probability of slick spots remaining overnight Friday into Saturday.
According to weather reports from the National Weather Service and other agencies, the weather system will begin as rain through Thursday night and into early Friday. The transition line from rain to freezing rain with temperatures dropping below freezing is expected to enter Butler and Todd Counties between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. moving east. It is unknown the exact time folks can expect ice to form onto the roadway or when driving conditions will become hazardous.
Motorists are reminded to plan ahead and avoid situations that could result in being stranded.
WCLU News checked in with Barren County Judge Executive, who is filling in as Road Supervisor about preparations being made: