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Officials still urge caution as road conditions improve

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The Lloyd Expressway on the west side of Evansville on Tuesday morning. The Lloyd Expressway on the west side of Evansville on Tuesday morning.

Most of the roads in Evansville and Owensboro are clear, but drivers still need to use caution because that could change at anytime. 

Evansville salt trucks have been out since 3:30 Tuesday morning and officials say those crews are monitoring the roads as the temperatures drop and slick spots start to develop.

The county says they didn't pre-treat because they were afraid the rain that was predicted before the snow would wash away the salt. City officials say they didn't pre-treat because with their equipment it would take days to pre-treat all of the city roads. 

Director of Transportation Todd Robertson says although the snow we did get was light, it posed new hurdles. 

"The wind was blowing so much and this dry, powdery snow kept blowing across the road, so it made it look like that we had not been out this morning. That was one of the things that gave the impression that we had not been out, but the crews had been out since 3:30 this morning. They went out a little bit ahead of time to anticipate that it was going to change from rain to snow," Robertson said.

If you have questions or concerns about city snow removal, Robertson will be available to address those at the traveling town hall meeting at the CK Newsome Center on January 29.

In Owensboro, state road crews in just finished treating the roads.

They say they want to get as much salt down as possible because there is a chance for refreezing as temperatures fall Tuesday night. 

City road crews started treating the roads just after 5:00 Tuesday morning and don't expect many problems with slick spots on the roads in the evening.

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