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Sandy dumps snow on eastern Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Superstorm Sandy's impact is being felt in portions of eastern Kentucky, mainly in the way of snow. While the winter wonderland is beautiful, the wet heavy snow has the potential to down trees and power lines, creating a huge mess for those trying to clean up and restore power.

In Letcher County, there have been reports of downed trees, power lines, and thousands without electricity. Officials say the main problem is the roads.

According to Letcher County Judge Jim Ward, between 12" to 14" of snow has fallen in the higher elevations of Letcher County, especially around the Pine Mountain area.

More than three thousand people are currently without power in Letcher County.

It's was similar story in Rowan County where they receieved snow overnight causing traffic problems early Tuesday morning.

Roads covered with slush caused drivers to slip and slide, according to local police. The interstate seemed to be the hardest hit, with most weather related accidents occuring there this morning.

There were two accidents with injuries reported near Morehead.

Rowan County Emergency Management officials say they have not had any issues with falling trees or downed power lines due to the snow.

Officials are warning everyone to stay safe and simply stay off the roads.


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