Another snowstorm hits Kentucky, eastern U.S.

WASHINGTON (AP) - As Kentucky digs out, the governors of Virginia and Tennessee have declared a state of emergency, as the latest winter storm dumps snow and ice on parts of the eastern United States.

The National Weather Service says some parts of Kentucky have gotten up to 4 inches of snow as wintry weather continues to move across the state.

Meteorologist Ryan Sharp says snowfall totals are still being gathered, but the National Weather Service in Louisville got 3 inches overnight while areas of Frankfort reported 4 inches and the Bowling Green area reported receiving 3 inches of sleet. He said another band Monday morning and could mean another inch of snow for much of the state.

Roadways on Monday morning were slick and snow-covered in many areas, even after snow plows went through.

Kentucky State Police urged motorists to use caution while traveling and keep a watch out for stranded drivers.

The weather also led school districts across the state to cancel classes.

The snow is covering a thin layer of ice on the streets in and around Washington, D.C., which could see as much as 10 inches of snow by the end of the day.

Parts of West Virginia could get up to a foot of snow. Up to six inches of snow is predicted in Philadelphia, while parts of New Jersey could get nearly a foot.

Officials are warning people to stay off icy roads, and school has been canceled in many areas. Most federal offices in the Washington area are closed.

The flight tracking site FlightAware.com says more than 2,000 flights in the U.S. have been scrapped.


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