The Snow Has Arrived!

By: Jon Sonnheim Email
By: Jon Sonnheim Email

The snow has arrived here in Eastern Kentucky and as temperatures drop, road crews prepare.

Paul Feltner has worked the phones and checked outside making sure he's a step ahead of what's coming down.

"We're standing by, we're watching the weather at this point to see what develops," Feltner said.

For Feltner and those around Hazard, early morning problems and delays led to afternoon green lights.

"In Knott County, there was an 18 wheeler that had jackknifed into the road, so traffic was backed up," said Brad Akers.

But in some parts of Bell County, sporadic bursts of snow created some pretty steady problems.

"Between Corbin and here, there's quite a bit of snow on some parts. It's not consistent but it's getting a little buildup on some of it," said Wayne Brown.

Some higher elevations in Harlan County reported more than five inches of snow which pleases this man just fine.

"This is a good snow for the farmers, it puts good nitrate in the ground, and it's good for us. I love the snow, it's wonderful," Pete Browning said.

Which just goes to show you, there's more to it than snowballs and school being out.

Even though much of the snow in our region has melted by now, many crews are back out on the roads right now, just preparing for the black ice as the temperatures drop.

Here are some travel numbers to keep in mind.

To check the road conditions in Kentucky you can call 511, in Tennessee, call 1-800-858-6349, in Virginia, call 1-800-367-7623, and in West Virginia, dial 1-877-WVA-ROAD.

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