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Winter Storm Hits Kentucky

The snow is basically over in the Bluegrass. Lexington got around 6 inches of the white stuff. Some places in Central Kentucky got over a foot of snow.

The snow is made travel difficult for everyone. Multiple wrecks on interstates and side roads have been reported due to the slick conditions. If you have to get on the roads, you are advised to do so with extreme caution. You can always get the latest road conditions in Kentucky by calling 511.

A major winter storm has been threatening the Bluegrass for days now.

School officials across the metro area made the decision Friday morning to dismiss schools early.
Scott County dismissed students around 9:30 a.m.
Fayette dismissed after the noon hour. Faculty and staff agree that the decision was timely. Debbie Huffman, the Secretary at Dixie Mason Elementary, says, "We worked all morning in anticipation of the bad weather to come. Procedures were put into place to get the little darlings home safely."

Some of the worst driving conditions are in the northern part of the state.
The Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky area were under a blizzard advisory. Well over a foot of snow fell there. For a time Saturday morning only emergency vehicles were allowed in the roads due to the weather.

Many churches have canceled Sunday services due to the snow.


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