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'Klingon Maneuver' Used to Clear Ky. Roads

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A new tactic in snow clearing, nicknamed "the Klingon Maneuer," is being used by the Kentucky Department of Transportation during this week's storm.

Overnight, crews formed a caravan of four snow plows to attack I-24 in a more coordinated effort. This allowed the travel lanes to be cleared from white line to white line.  Highway engineers nicknamed the "the Klingon Maneuver" after the name given to this week's storm.

Normally, when KDOT plows go to work, they normally plow one lane at a time and spreads salt. The plow then returns to the same route an hour or two later to plow the other lane and salt again. In between those runs, traffic knocks snow from the uncleared lane back over into the cleared lane.

The highway clearing tactic is used out west fairly often in areas where plows have to cover great distances of open road.

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