Eastern Kentucky Wakes Up To Wintry Weather

By: Heather Haley Email
By: Heather Haley Email

Roads across Eastern Kentucky are slick from a wet mix of sleet and ice, then rain.

Many of us woke up to a messy winter mix of rain and ice and since early Sunday morning, wet weather has been moving across the state.

It all started falling in the early hours of the morning. Some areas experienced freezing rain, some saw a few flurries, but through the afternoon most of us have been soaked with a lot of rain.

The morning started of as a rainy, gloomy day. Some areas reported flurries, but mostly the roads in Eastern Kentucky are wet making some wonder whether or not they should leave the house.

"The weather was changing my mind because my patio had sleet on it, so I thought I just can't make it," said Esther Corrello.

Some churches around the region cancelled service and some just postponed service in hopes the roads would be safer.

"That helped a little bit. I didn't have to wake up as early and get ready and I had all day to kind of chill out," said Ruby Maggard.

Some areas had freezing rain with ice on mountain sides, homes, and trees.

"If it was like all over the road and it's very, very slippery, we'd have to skip school," said Darren Smith.

But law enforcement officials say do not let rainy roads fool you.

"They don't see snow falling but the temperature is dropping and due to the rain falling, roads become slick," said Shawn White with the Hazard Police Department.

Police officers suggest to not follow cars as close on the roads and to use your headlights so other cars can see you.

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