Associated Press Writer
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A thick band of heavy snow, freezing
rain and cold temperatures was spreading across southeastern states
early Saturday, delivering a messy weekend of slick roads, power
outages and prime sledding for kids out of school.
Nearly a foot of snow had fallen in parts of western North
Carolina, and nearly 10 inches had fallen in some areas north of
Memphis, Tenn. In Nashville, about a half-foot of snow was on the
ground, the National Weather Service reported.
In Kentucky, the state transportation cabinet said in a news
release that about 5 to 6 inches of snow had fallen in most of the
state, with nearly a foot piling up closer to the Tennessee line.
Travel was treacherous Saturday morning. Interstate 75 in Whitley County was at a standstill after several crashes. The Williamsburg area received up to 8 inches of snow.
In Madison County travel was also slow. The Richmond and Berea area received 4 to 6 inches of snow. Drivers in Lexington also woke up to snow covered roads, several accidents were reported, but most main roads are now improving.
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