The first snow of the year could be on the way.
The National Weather Service is calling for a 60% chance of up to one inch of snow on Thursday, Dec 5, 2017.
In preparation, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 will be pre-treating highways in the Ohio River border counties Wednesday.
According to a release, the KYTC District 2 Snow & Ice Team anticipates crews will have time to complete pre-treatment of about half of the highways in the counties where snow is expected to accumulate.
Tanker trucks will be spraying brine that dries to leave a fine powder of salt on the roadway driving surface. The powdered salt is then available to be immediately activated to help improve driving conditions in the early hours of a winter snow and ice event. It also serves to keep the snow and ice from bonding to the pavement, making it easier for plows to remove snow from the roadway once it accumulates.
Motorists should be alert for slow moving brine trucks out and about on Wednesday as highway crews go about their pre-treating efforts. Appropriate caution is required anytime you encounter a brine truck.