A second round of winter storms hit Adair County Tuesday night and roads that had been partially cleared were once again covered in two to three inches of snow.
Superintendent Alan Reed announced that school in Adair County will be closed for the remainder of the week, when temperatures are expected to drop below zero.
City offices opened Wednesday, but anyone planning to drop by is asked to use the back door off the Reed Street parking lot because the front entrance is not passable. The City Sanitation Department is running on a delay and plans to pick up both the Tuesday and Wednesday routes today. All natural gas bills are normally due by the 20th of the month. However, due to the inclement weather, the penalty will not be applied until Wednesday morning
February 25, according to City Clerk Rhonda Loy. She asks that you continue to take precautions when traveling and continue to call 911 for all emergencies.
DISTRICT 8 STATE TRANSPORTATION REPORT:
SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 18, 2015) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 8 plows are on the road, responding to this week’s second round of snow showers.
Crews are now facing new challenges as they race against time and temperatures. With air temperatures around 20 degrees and falling their challenge is to get roadways cleared before pavement temperatures drop too low for de-icing substances to be effective.
With the record snowfall in some areas of Kentucky, clearing all roads of snow cover could take several days, during which road crews will remain at work on 12-hour rotating shifts. As with any significant snowfall, citizens should be aware that plowing may result in snow piles that block driveways, subdivision entrances and side streets. It is regrettable but unavoidable when plow crews must clear deep snow.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 8 is responsible for maintaining more than 5,209 lanes miles throughout Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell and Wayne counties. District 8 has more than 18,000 tons of salt and more than 100 snow plows, salt spreaders and other equipment on hand to combat inclement weather.
Travel is not advised, but motorists who must be out are advised to slow down, buckle up, rid themselves of distractions such as cell phone and maintain a “safe cushion” – at least 500 feet – between themselves and other vehicles. Motorists are also cautioned to give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment as they work to clear the roadways.
Road condition updates are available by calling 511 or by logging onto the 511 traffic and travel information website, 511.ky.gov. You can also get traffic information for the District 8 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict8 or by following us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict8.
The cabinet’s SAFE Patrol is available to assist motorists whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways. For SAFE Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).