Kentucky State Police provide winter driving tips for motorists – The Interior Journal

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Governor Andy Beshear and the Kentucky State Police (KSP) are gearing up for Thursday’s winter as snow and ice are expected to impact the Commonwealth. KSP asks motorists to be aware of changing weather conditions in the next 24 hours.

“Winter weather is here in Kentucky, and it’s important to plan and be patient on the roads,” Governor Andy Beshear said. “We are fortunate to have KSP and other emergency personnel ready and available for those experiencing emergencies this winter. “

KSP has developed a listing items that motorists should place in their vehicles before the weather sets in. This includes a winter kit with cell phone charger, blankets, first aid kit, jumper cables, windshield scraper, foldable shovel, and flashlight with batteries.

KSP Public Affairs Commander Captain Paul Blanton reminds motorists to buckle up, slow down, allow more space between cars, and prepare their cars with the necessary supplies in case they run into each other. blocked.

“I encourage Kentuckians to avoid unnecessary travel when road and weather conditions are dangerous,” said Blanton. “If travel is required, I urge you to review the condition of the roads before you go, clean your windows and mirrors, and be patient. “

In addition to road recalls, KSP asks citizens to refrain from dialing 9-1-1 to obtain road and weather conditions.

“Our radio rooms receive a high number of calls from citizens inquiring about the state of the roads. It is important that we leave the lines open for people experiencing real emergencies.“said Captain Blanton.

KSP will use Facebook, Twitter and their website to share winter weather updates. Before traveling, drivers are encouraged to check road and weather conditions by visiting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s online traffic, road and weather portal. website.

KSP’s mission is to promote public safety through service, integrity and professionalism using partnerships to prevent, reduce and deter crime and the fear of crime, improve road safety through education and enforcement , protect property and protect individual rights.

This year, the number one priority for KSP is to create a better Kentucky by making the streets of the Commonwealth safer, the communities stronger, and the nation safer by providing an exceptional law enforcement workforce. diverse. For more information on career opportunities with KSP, visit their website.

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