Metro Louisville copes with more snow


by Michelle Arnold

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 12:18 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) --Another winter event right in the middle of the morning commute on Jan. 21.

"Right about 8 a.m. is when the temperatures started to plummet; they dropped from the low thirties to where we are now in the teens,” Metro Public Works Spokesperson Harold Adams said.

It has certainly been an eventful winter for Kentuckiana. In Louisville, Metro Public Works is working constantly to clear the slush.

"They normally come in at 7 a.m., today the crews were called in at 4 a.m. and they began salting immediately. They started a second salting run at 8 a.m.,” Adams said.

For Metro Public Works--this is the ninth snow event of the season.

"I'm ready for it [the winter] to go,” Barnett said.

But they work tirelessly with lots of salt.

"We started the season with 35,500 tons of salt. We started this day with 10,000 tons of salt on hand. We have another 20,000 tons in reserve at Mega Caverns under the zoo,” Adams said.

Nearly 75 snow routes, that means many miles these crews must drive.

"In Metro we have over 2,700 two lane road miles that we take care of,” Barnett said.