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Snowfall tapers off in Kentucky while problems linger

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The snowfall across a large portion of northern and central Kentucky has taperred off.

While today's total accumulations range from around one inch in southern Kentucky and seven inches in some northern counties, the wintry weather isn't over just yet.

"Another system swings our way on Tuesday afternoon which will lead to another wintry mix possibility into Wednesday," said WKYT Meteorologist Micah Harris. "We will have the possibility of freezing rain, sleet, snow and just rain with this one, especially on Tuesday. Snow showers look to take over on Wednesday."

The Kentucky Department of Transportation says roads crews have been plowing and salting roadways, but conditions vary and officials urge motorists to use extreme caution while traveling.

"If you get over on the edge of the road where traffic hasn't ran, the snow is piled so deep it'll catch you and pull you off the road. That's the tricky part," said driver Rich Evans about road conditions in Scott County.

Ice and snow also created problems for Monday morning travelers at Blue Grass Airport where some flights were canceled or delayed several hours because of issues getting planes de-iced.

The wintry weather led numerous school districts -- including the majority in central Kentucky -- and some universities to cancel classes.


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