BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) - According to Dan Robinson, storm chaser and photojournalist, “Road icing is more likely to threaten your life than any other weather condition you’ll ever face.” Accidents due to winter road conditions account for twice as many fatalities as from tornadoes, hurricanes, lightning, and severe thunderstorms combined.
“Each and every one of us who drives a vehicle is in charge of our own safety,” said Rob Hans, chief district engineer for the Northern Kentucky District 6 Office of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “It’s just this simple, drivers should be very cautious when traveling on wet or icy pavement.
“We are asking people to partner with us to make our roads crash-free,” Nancy Wood, the district’s information officer said. “During winter storm events, our maintenance workers do their part to fight adverse road conditions; we need you to do yours.”