Scott Co. road crews stay ahead of first winter blast


As the snow came down early Saturday morning, the Scott County Road Department fired up their trucks and set out to treat roads.

Director of Roads & Maintenance J.R. Brandenburg said his team started preparing for slick conditions Friday. Despite a few breakdowns, things went well for his crews Saturday morning.

"That's a big part of our job, to keep the county clean and safe for everybody and that's what we do," Brandenburg said.

Norman and Laura Shimko are headed home to Madison, OH from west-central Florida. WDKY caught up with them at a Georgetown rest area. While driving through Kentucky, the couple said they saw a few slide-offs, but no accidents.

"The high-speed lanes look a lot wetter. I am trying to avoid the very left lane because I don't know if it is going to be water or ice when I get there," Norman Shimko explained.

Transportation officials will be keeping a close eye on the radar tonight and crews will react to whatever happens overnight.

Officials want to remind everyone when you see a plow truck, slow down.

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