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Trucks, Technology Bolster State Snow Plan

Nov 28, 2016
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A ‘strike force’ truck brigade and a new, traveler-focused website were detailed Monday by state transportation officials. Kentucky's snow truck fleet includes almost 1,000 state trucks and another 451 contracted vehicles. State Highway Engineer Patty Dunaway said a new website, SnowKy.Ky.Gov, gives updated information on road conditions and clearance allowing drivers to create safer alternative routes. Also, she said, expanded automated vehicle location technology tracks salt distribution,...

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Winter doesn’t start officially until this weekend but we’ve already had some tastes of the wind and the cold to come. On this week’s Eastern Standard, we ask the question What’s the Forecast: Winter Weather in the Commonwealth. We’re interested in your questions, comments and stories. Our guests this week: Dr. Stuart Foster, Director of the Kentucky Climate Center and Mesonet and Professor of Geology at West Kentucky University; Tony Edwards, Warning Coordination Meteorologist and forecaster...

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With record cold temperatures and snow, especially for Kentucky, we're wondering what's going on. And we bet you are, too! On this week's Eastern Standard, we'll discuss this unusual winter weather and attempt to understand why it's going on, and what to expect as we get closer to spring.

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UPDATED: A winter storm that will begin as rain but change over to snow will hit Kentucky Sunday evening and continue into Monday morning. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the entire state beginning Sunday afternoon and continuing into Monday morning. Snowfall amount predictions from the weather service range from 1-2 inches for Western Kentucky and 6-9 inches for Eastern Kentucky. Read More