With more than 22,000 tons of salt on hand, combined with more than 80 snow plows, salt spreaders, and other equipment ready in Russell, Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Lincoln, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, and Wayne counties.
Since October, district crews have been inspecting snow plows, calibrating salt-spreading equipment and developing snowstorm response procedures to keep District 8 state roads passable during inclement weather.
When weather hits, crews are assigned 12-hour shifts to plow and treat roads using a priority system based on the amount and nature of traffic within each individual county. Priority A routes include major through routes and are those most heavily traveled. Priority B routes include other important, but lesser traveled state routes. Other roads fall into Priority C.