Hundreds of drivers stranded after snowstorm

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

The first big snowstorm of 2012 came as a shock to some despite predictions for days that it could happen.

This wet, heavy snow wasted no time sticking to the ground creating slick driving conditions and problems for many drivers.

It only took a little bit of time before drivers realized their Sunday drive might not have been the best idea.

"The lady started going sideways on a bridge, and I had to stop to keep from hitting her. And once I stopped, the hill wouldn't allow me to go no further," said stranded driver Ray Murray.

Dispatch was bombarded with hundreds of calls from stranded drivers or people involved in accidents.

Brandon Vanschoyck and his friends tried to make a quick trip to London Sunday morning from Knott County, but now they are second guessing that decision.

Vanschoyck said it took them over four hours to get from London back to Hazard once the snow started.

"It's really bad out here. I don't know what else to tell you, if you don't need to be out here, don't," said Murray.

"Stay inside, don't leave. It's horrible. Four-wheel drive, hardly anything will hardly go in this," said Vanschoyck.

Road conditions are not expected to improve overnight. The temperatures will drop below freezing making for an interesting morning commute.


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