Dangerous Driving Conditions Predicted for Daviess-Henderson County Region

Feb 21, 2013

A wintry mix of precipitation is expected to extend overnight into Friday morning for those in the northwestern Kentucky portion of our listening area.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the following information:

Crews in Union, Henderson, and Daviess Counties are reporting sleet that is creating scattered slick spots on area highways.  Henderson County had 10 trucks out Friday evening spreading salt.

Motorists should use caution.  Pavement temperatures have been dropping over the last couple of hours and are now hovering just above the freezing mark.  The ambient air temperature is holding at 31 degrees in Union County and Henderson County.

Motorists should be especially cautious around bridges and overpasses which cool down quicker than regular pavement.

Motorists should be alert for trucks spreading salt at various locations through the evening hours.

At this time, most of the reported sleet has been along the Ohio River border counties, but cold air could press on into other counties over the next couple of hours.  Caution is required.

Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2.  You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.