Thursday, January 21, 2016

State police bracing for winter storm

In the coming hours, the tri-state will be dealing with another round of wintery weather. Kentucky State Police Post 2 requests owners of any abandoned or stalled vehicles which have been left on the shoulders, or the right of ways of limited access highways (interstates and parkways), federal and state highways in the seven-county Post 2 District, to remove these vehicles without delay.

Owners of these vehicles, who have not removed them from these areas prior to accumulating precipitation, risk these vehicles being towed/impounded by the KSP.  The area is forecast to receive several inches of snow and possibly ice.  We are requesting the removal of these vehicles to assist the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC) personnel in their efforts to properly remove the snow and ice the area is forecast to receive.  Shoulders and right of ways must be cleared of snow and ice, in addition to the travel portions of roadways, in order for moisture to properly drain from these areas.

The KSP wants to remind travelers of the following:
  • Limit your driving activities during the winter storm.
  • Refrain from calling 911 for road conditions.
  • Observe for potentially stranded motorists. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911 or contact the Kentucky State Police, toll-free, in Kentucky, at (800) 222-5555
  • Post 2 serves the following counties: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Muhlenberg, Todd and Webster.