GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews plan to pre-treat highways to prepare for the chance of freezing rain and sleet on Thursday morning.
The forecast is calling for a significant chance of sleet and freezing rain between about 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., CST, Thursday morning with temperatures going from mid-20’s around daybreak to mid to upper 30’s by noon, Thursday.
Highway crews will pre-treat roads Tuesday and Wednesday. Crews expect to be on the road spraying brine from about 8 a.m. until about dark each night.
Drivers are advised to be alert for slow moving trucks and escort vehicles as crews go about their work.
Pre-treating of roadways involves running water through salt in a brine generator. This produces a brine solution that is then sprayed on road surfaces. The water evaporates leaving a fine powder of salt that then becomes available to be activated in the early hours of a snow/ice event.