Wintry Weather Creates Slick Travel

The wintry mix across the region is making it tough on drivers.

Many drivers say they won't risk getting into an accident until snow covered roads across the region improve. Drivers say they would rather stay home and be safe then risk a crash.

"I started across the hill over here at Vest and it was real slick so I turned around by the time I got back to the top of the hill, it was covered again," said Jennifer Baker.

Scrapers were out in full force as people tried to get their cars cleared off to drive but with roads still slick and re-freezing tonight, many churches had to cancel Wednesday night services. A Cumberland church had to call off a meal for the hungry.

"It's for the elderly people that eat alone and for people that are hungry and we don't want to get them out and get them hurt," said Rev. Chuck Spice with the Cumberland United Methodist Church.

Many people braved slick conditions on Black Mountain to check out the nearly foot of snow that fell there.

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Virginia: 1-800-367-7623
West Virginia: 1-877-WVA-ROAD


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  • by Lasylvia Ritchie Location: Hindman ky on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:40 PM
    Its snowing here in Hindman Kentucy, the snowfall is about 2 inches i wounder when they will call knott County Schools off roads are also slick
  • by Megan Location: Morehead, KY on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:05 PM
    Omg I am already on a 2 hour delay and hopefully they will cancel school. At
  • by john Location: Lackey on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:58 PM
    Here we are with two inches or more of snow and the Knott County Board of Education hasn't called school off yet. It's been that way all winter. They would rather get the money that keep the children safe. Mine will not be attending tomorrow because of slick roads, school in session or not. I care for my children and want to keep them safe. It's 7:55 P.M. 02/27/08 nothing on T.V. stating there's no school tomorrow. Nothing to be heard of on the local radio station. Whoever is making the decision for school to be canceled or not in Knott County needs to be fired or replace because of ingnorance.
  • by Wilma Location: Eldridge on Feb 27, 2008 at 04:20 PM
    I live here in Jenkins, Ky, and the snow is around 4 to 5 inches deep. It is still snowing at times really big snowflakes. I live right on the border of VA so I am almost at the top of the Appalachian Mtns.
  • by Katie Location: Benham on Feb 27, 2008 at 01:36 PM
    Here is benham KY the snowfall amount has increased to 4 1/2 inchs.and it is still snowing.
  • by phillip Location: knott county on Feb 27, 2008 at 01:03 PM
    it snowed at least three inches here
  • by trevor Location: chavies on Feb 27, 2008 at 08:47 AM
    we got about 3.5 inches of snow
  • by ddj Location: London on Feb 27, 2008 at 07:51 AM
    Having moved here from a state that seldom had much snow, I absolutely love it. It is so breathtaking to look outside and see everything covered in white. Kentucky, you have a beautiful state.
  • by jacob Location: delphia on Feb 27, 2008 at 06:50 AM
    6 inchs of snow in our yard.yea no school
  • by shaun Location: johnson county on Feb 26, 2008 at 09:26 PM
    I would like to take this time to just give the wymt it's proper thank you.. I think you guy's do an extremely great job covering ky news sports weather etc...WYMT YOU ARE THE BEST IN THE NATION..THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO...

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