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Grant Co. Prepares For Rain, Snow, Ice

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jan 18, 2019

GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Crews and businesses are getting prepared for winter weather up and down the I-75 corridor.

Grant County could potentially get up to three inches of snow, but the possibility of ice under that snow could be the real issue. One local business says they could benefit from the snow and ice.

The Quality Inn at Dry Ridge sits right off I-75 and if the rain and snow turn to ice, there might not be a lot of movement on the interstate.

“Sometimes we sell out. Sometimes we’re a little shy of that, but we get a lot off the interstate,” said Whitney Franklin of Quality Inn.

“It’s supposed to turn cold quick, and that’ll ‘flash freeze’ the road,” said Steve Tatum, the Grant County Roads supervisor. “When it gets down to 0 it’s really hard to make it melt. You can keep pouring salt on it, but you gotta have the temperature come up to get it to melt.”

Franklin said that if they don’t have any rooms left, drivers are welcome to hang around the Quality Inn until they can drive.