Road crews ready for wintry weekend

December 16, 2016
A state road worker prepares a brine mixture that will be applied to roadways in advance of predicted wintry weather.

A state road worker prepares a brine mixture that will be applied to roadways in advance of predicted wintry weather.

State snowfighters are preparing for what could be the season’s first action as the National Weather Service expects a wintry mix of weather this weekend.
Crews in all northeast Kentucky counties will pretreat roadways today in advance of freezing rain or snow by applying brine, or saltwater, to travel lanes. The water evaporates, leaving lines of salt crystals on the pavement that mix with ice or snow to prevent freezing.

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