Louisville roads plowed later than drivers would like


THE PLAN INCLUDED NOT PLOWING UNTIL THE SNOW STOPPED FALLING.>>IT WAS A LITTLE NUTS. SIDE TO SIDE, BUT JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD IT WAS REALLY SLOW.>>SNOWY AND HARD TO GET THROUGH. REPORTER: THAT’S HOW DRIVERS WOULD DESCRIBE THE ROADS YESTERDAY. IT DIDN’T TAKE LONG FOR THE FLURRIES TO TURN INTO FLAKES, LEAVING ROADS ACROSS THE METRO COVERED IN SNO>>THIS WAS MORE OF A ROUTINE STORM. WE KNEW HOW MUCH PRECIPITATION WAS EXPECTED. IT CAME IN WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WOULD. IT ENDED WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WOUL REPORTER: THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY HAD A PLAN TO TACKLE THIS STORM, AND THEY FOLLOWED IT.>>THIS WAS A TYPICAL SITUATION WHERE WE GET OUT, SALT ALL THE ROADS FIRST SO WE DON’T HAVE ANY FREEZING TO THE PAVEMENT REPORTER: CREWS HIT THE ROADS WITH TWO ROUNDS OF SALT WHILE THE SNOW FELL. THE FIRST ROUND STARTING AROUND 1:30, A SECOND ROUND LATER SUNDAY AFTERNOON.>>THE THING THAT ALWAYS BLOWS MY MIND ARE THE PLOWS THAT ARE GOING AROUND WHO DON’T HAVE THEIR PLOWS DOWN. REPORTER: THE CITY DIDN’T PUT DOWN THE PLOWS UNTIL ABOUT 9:30 LAST NIGHT. ALMOST AN HOUR AND A HALF AFTER THE SNOW STOPPED FALLING.>>IT’S LIKE WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE TO DO? YOU’RE GOING THERE ANYWAYS, PUT YOUR PLOW DOWN, MAN. REPORTER: THE CITY SAYS THERE NEEDS TO BE ABOUT TWO TO THREE INCHES OF SNOW ON THE GROUND BEFORE PLOWS HIT THE ROA THEN IT’S ALL ABOUT TIMING.>>WE LOOK AT THE RADAR. IF WE KNOW SNOW IS GOING TO CEASE SOON, WE’LL HOLD OFF ON THAT PLOWING. REPORTER THAT’S WHAT HAPPENED : YESTERDAY. THE CITY SAYS BY THE TIME CREWS FINISHED SPREADING THE SECOND ROUND OF SALT, THE SNOWFALL WAS ALMOST OVER. BUT SOME DRIVERS SAY THEY’D RATHER SEE PLOWS OUT EARLIER.

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