Wet snow makes for icy roads

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

Snow began to cover the mountains of Eastern Kentucky Friday night and picked back up Saturday morning with bigger flakes.

Temperatures in the low 20s are freezing the wet snow and creating bad road conditions.

People in Perry County first fought the snow and shoveled through the winter weather.

But as the conditions worsened, less and less people got out on the snowy, icy roads.

"They don't need to be out here on this road. They sure don't," said Jamie Adams, who lives in Hazard.

Some avoided sliding on the main roads, but others were not so lucky.

"We've had several accidents and local agencies also have had several accidents this morning. The road conditions are improving slowly it appears," said Issac Whitaker, who is a Kentucky State Police trooper in Hazard.

Driving in that white stuff we have not seen much of this year proved to be difficult for many.

"It was pretty hard to see driving wise. Other than that, it's pretty to look at. But it's extremely slick," said Leon Bailey, who lives in Viper.

Better road conditions are not in the near future with temperatures dropping into the teens accompanied by chilly winds.

Roads that appear to be clear might not actually be safe causing accidents for those who are not weary of black ice.

"Take your time. Go slow. Don't get in a hurry. You'll make it," said Bailey.

If you do not have anywhere to be, stay home and avoid the wintery roads.

Most of the state is under a winter advisory until late Saturday night.

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