Roads ripe for refreezing

By: Kendall Downing Email
By: Kendall Downing Email

The pretty white snow is long gone. Now it's turned into a wet, slushy mess meaning anyone driving Thursday night may be in for more than they bargained for.

Trying to drive Thursday did not work out so well for Tara Brock.

"I was going to London, tried to pull off the road and just slid in the ditch," said Brock.

She is not alone. Drivers around the area found the icy slush a force to be reckoned with.

"We had mainly just single vehicles sliding off the roadway," said Don Trosper, with Kentucky State Police.

Kentucky State Police in London worked their share of accidents during the day.

But it seems the worse could come with nightfall.

"People really do not need to be out traveling once the temperature starts dropping," said Trosper.

"Right now it's just kind of wet, but once it freezes over, it's going to be like an ice rink," said Joe Railey, of Laurel County.

Once the roads become covered with black ice, it would be impossible to stop, no matter what you are driving.

"Four-wheel drive will get you moving on these slick roadways, but a four-wheel drive has no better stopping ability than any other vehicle on the roadway," said Trosper.

It seems the best thing to do now is hope the weather is better in the new year.

"Maybe it'll get better in January," said Railey.

Road crews are even falling victims to the icy slush.

State Police tell us a salt truck slid into a ditch in Whitley County Thursday morning.

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