Snow threats have Eastern Kentuckians prepared

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

The threat of snow had some Eastern Kentuckians making sure they were prepared.

"I don't like getting out," said Rita Branham, who lives in Wolfe County.

Branham does not like driving in the snow like many others in Eastern Kentucky.

"I never drive in the snow. Never. I've tried a couple of times and turned myself around, so I decided not to do it again," said Sandra Ritchie, who lives in Knott County.

And with snow expected soon, a trip to the grocery store is a must for many.

"Like the pops, like the toilet papers, just the necessary things you gotta have every day. You don't wanna run out and then actually have to get out on the roads," said Branham.

A couple inches of snow scare some into filling their carts and cars with groceries.

"We're actually stocking up because we heard bad weather is on the way and ultimately we don't want to get snowed in with no food," said Joe Harris, who lives in Perry County.

Staying off the roads and in your homes is the best way to stay safe when winter weather hits.

"We always have so many accidents on these roads in the snow. So yeah, please do try to stay home. Don't get out in it," said Ritchie.

If you have to, drive carefully and use caution while crossing bridges.

The Kentucky Department of Highways was unable to salt many of the roadways in Eastern Kentucky because of the rain, so people are being asked to use extra caution while driving.

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