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Snow causes problems for drivers in Whitley County

WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- High waters caused the Cumberland River to jump its banks...and Williamsburg's mayor expects a three feet above flood stage crest on Friday.

"I'm afraid it's going to cause it flood the people that live over here," said Jayna Inman of Williamsburg.

Some concern but mostly inconveniences for people who live near the trouble zones.

"We just have to be prepared for anything, whatever mother nature gives us we have to be ready for it," said Jim Bates with the Whitley Fiscal Court.

And this afternoon that came in the form of snow. An inch or so...but only in the central and southern parts of Whitley County.

The sheriff's dept. here worked a number of fender benders, but apparently none of them resulted in any injuries.

A truck wrecked on Kentucky 26. By late afternoon most roads were passable, with salt trucks ready for the workload by mid-morning.

"For the last month we've been retrofitting our trucks, getting everything ready," said Bates.

Officials say they have plenty of salt to deal with the rest of the winter.


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