Snow blankets Eastern Kentucky, closes schools

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The snow is melting but Tuesday morning, many of us woke up to snow covered cars and roads.

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HAZARD, Ky (WYMT) - The snow is melting but Tuesday morning, many of us woke up to snow covered cars and roads.

Snow plows were out early Tuesday morning, treating roads across Eastern Kentucky. The slick conditions led many area schools to close their doors for the day.

While conditions have improved, highway department employee Sally Engle advises drivers to still use caution.

"Be careful on bridges and the off ramps and higher elevations. There is always more snow and more ice," said Engle.

However not everyone was lucky enough to get the day off. Some folks even ventured out. Hazard resident David Combs headed to the library.

"The snow will not bother me, you know, I get out no matter what time of the day it is or what the weather is," said Combs.

He said he enjoys seeing the area all covered in white.

"It is one of the most beautiful places to live when it snows," said Combs.

Still, road crews insist the best place to watch the snowfall in the mountains is from the safety of your home.

"Be careful. Be cautious. Just because we are out there salting, you know, there still are going to be slick spots," said Engle.

Jody Maggard works for Perry Central, which did not have school Tuesday. While he still had to work, he said his boys discovered something wonderful about the snow.

"I think they finally realized that if it snows outside, then there is no school. So they were really excited about that," said Maggard.

A lesson never learned too young, Maggard's sons can thank an early morning squall for their day at home.

"Our state roads they were bad in spots. I would not put my child on a bus with the bad spots that we had this morning," said Engle.

You can find the latest school closings and delays right here on wymt.com.


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