Roads cleared as Kentuckiana preps for 2nd round of winter weather

Roads cleared as Kentuckiana preps for 2nd round of winter weather

Roads cleared as Kentuckiana preps for 2nd round of winter weather

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by Johnny Archer

WHAS11.com

Posted on December 7, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 8:48 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Plows are out salting the roads in the Metro area a day after Kentuckiana saw its first major snowfall of the season.

“I had no problem at all. I think the city did a really good job clearing the roads,” Rick Shuster, a downtown worker said.

Shuster’s evening commute home from downtown Louisville wasn’t the same the day before as snow covered the roadways.

“Yesterday I drove home in the snow. That was a bit of a problem. What usually takes 20 minutes took an hour and a half yesterday,” he said.

We’re driving over the 2nd Street Bridge and it has been about 12 hours since it snowed. There is still a layer of snow on the bridge, making driving conditions very hazardous.

At the height of the storm, MetroSafe received more than 1100 calls in four hours. That’s about as many calls as they would get during an entire 8-hour shift.

Major interstates were clear of snow and ice by the next day although some roads in the city still need treatment.

Some of the more heavily traveled roads seem to be fine but it’s the side streets like ones near 23rd Street in West Louisville where you’ll find ice on the ground that’s still pretty slippery.

Road crews are expected to keep an eye on the roads as Kentuckiana is expected to get another round of wintry weather.
 

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