Projected snowfall to begin our winter season

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Folks in Eastern Kentucky have not seen much of a winter this season, but this weekend's forecast should make snow lovers happy.

Folks are getting ready for what could be the start of our winter season.

The groundhog said six more weeks of winter, and many of us rolled our eyes at his projection as we continuously experienced 60 degree weather.

Expected snowfall tonight might actually give us that winter we all hoped we skipped this year.

"It is unpredictable. That's for sure. There are a lot more people out and about. You just need to be careful and don't panic," said Donnie Tolson, who lives in Wolfe County.

Road crews are working to relieve that stress on drivers by preparing roads early.

Many are still weary of snow since we have not received much yet.

"We're putting on salt brine. It's a pretreatment procedure in order to give us a little more time and to help keep the ice from bonding to the road," said Aric Skaggs, who is a transportation engineer at the Kentucky Department of Highways.

School officials throughout the region are staying up to date on weather conditions to insure everyone's safety.

"The safety of our children is our number one priority, and we have got to monitor the weather to make sure our buses can run safely home and get our students home safely," said Kenny Bell, who is the Wolfe County Schools Superintendent.

Everyone will continue watching the radar preparing for what could finally be the official start to winter in Eastern Kentucky.

As the snow does start to fall in your hometown, road officials say to only get out on the roads when you absolutely have to.

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