KY spends $68 million on clearing snow, ice from roadways - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

KY spends $68 million on clearing snow, ice from roadways

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it spent about one-and-a-half times more to clear roads of snow and ice this winter than it would in a typical season.

More than $68 million was spent during the winter of 2013-14 and 438,000 tons of salt was put down on roads.

This wasn't the worst winter though.  The KYTC says the winter of 2010-11 cost $74 million and 450,000 tons of salt was used.

Because of the high cost to keep roads clear of snow and ice, officials say they'll have less money to do some spring maintenance.

The KYTC says issues that could create hazards like guardrail replacement and pothole repair will be top priority.

Other maintenance, such as tree trimming and sign repairs, may have to be put off until funds are available.

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