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Road Master Program Required Course

Snow and Ice Removal

This workshop will show you how to safely and effectively remove snow and ice. It covers pre-trip inspection and maintenance of the truck, plow, and spreader. It also discusses vehicle operation as well as plowing and salting techniques. Finally, this course will help you to identify different snow conditions and solve some common snow and ice removal problems.


Below are the Kentucky Railways Emergency Telephone Numbers:


BNSF                                                                                       800-832-5452

Canadian National Railway                                                800-465-9239

CSX                                                                                         800-232-0144

Norfolk Southern                                                                  800-453-2530

Union Pacific                                                                         888-877-7267

Paducah & Louisville Railway                                            800-444-2580

RJ Corman Railroad Company                                           800-772-9091

Transkentucky Transportation Railroad                            859-987-1589


We dedicate the Snow & Ice Removal course to the memory of our beloved staff member and friend, Michelle Lynn Adams.  She passed away on January 7, 2011 in a vehicle accident resulting from dangerous winter road conditions.  She will be dearly missed.


Learn more about the Michelle Adams Memorial Scholarship by clicking here.

Dates & Locations


This session is from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.
Registration begins at 8:00 am.



  • Class Overview
  • Importance of Snow and Ice Removal Program Pre-season Preparation of Equipment
  • Break
  • Deicing Chemicals
  • Lunch
  • Equipment Operations
  • Anti-icing
  • Snow Plowing Techniques
  • Break
  • New Technology
  • Round Table Problem Solving
  • Snow & Ice Review, Evaluations, Certificates Adjourn


Roads Scholar and Road Master Courses:

  • $95 local agency employees
  • $115 all others

NOTE: Payment is required in advance, except employess of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.