KYTC District 1 Crews Spot Treating Bridges and Overpasses

January 18, 2024

KYTC District 1 Crews Spot Treating Bridges and Overpasses in Response to Freezing Mist

Some freezing precipitation not apparent on radar

PADUCAH, Ky. (January 18, 2024) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 1 Highway Crews are responding to areas of freezing mist across the 12-county region.

Today's forecast calls for freezing drizzle and snow to move across the area through the afternoon hours. Starting around 11 a.m., the KYTC District 1 Snow and Ice Team started receiving reports of a fine mist leaving a coating of ice on vehicles along a line from Mayfield to Benton to Grand Rivers to Eddyville. The spotty areas were not readily apparent on radar.

While the forecast does not indicate much accumulation, as a precaution area highway crews are spot-treating bridges and overpasses by putting down extra salt.

Many area highways have salt residue leftover from the last round of snow-fighting that should reactivate as the winter mix moves through.

The KYTC District 1 Snow and Ice Team asks the public to closely observe localized weather conditions and by monitoring the National Weather Service forecast at, or by monitoring area news media outlets.

Cold temperatures continue to hang around with a wind chill expected below zero the next couple of days. Anyone who ventures out should be fully prepared for the extreme cold.

KYTC District 1 has about 200 employees involved in snow response efforts with 115 snow plows, five tow-plows, and 17 contract plows to cover 2,850 miles of highway in Kentucky's 12 westernmost counties. The district includes almost 70 miles of Interstate 24 and 73 miles of I-69 and the Purchase Parkway.

Statewide, more than 1,400 plow trucks are on deck with more than 2,000 staff and crew members trained and prepped to keep travelers moving.

Visit for snow and ice resources, like priority route maps, tips and highway district updates. Travel info is available at GoKY.KY.Gov. Additional winter weather tips are available at Ready.Gov.