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Clay County drivers undeterred by ice

By: Matthew Rand Email
By: Matthew Rand Email

MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) - Old Man Winter could not keep people off the roads in Clay County, one of the areas hardest hit by the ice storm.

Sheets of ice glazed cars, roads and buildings alike in Clay County Friday morning, but county officials say accidents remained at a minimum.

"I passed at least one truck on my way early this morning that flipped up on its side," said Clay County Judge-Executive Joe Asher, "but but it was really iced there in a little old curve, probably didn't have to be going fast to do that this morning."

While highway crews have been out working all morning, many of the roads in Clay County are still covered in ice and slush. Drivers we talked to say it made their Friday morning commute slow going.

"It's slick. It's slick but it ain't that bad," said Clay County resident Tony Buttery. "I mean you can come out, not unless you live on a hill. If you live on a hill stay on it."

"They're pretty slick and wet," said Wendell Wagers, also from Clay County. "People everywhere in ditches and stuff."

Clay Countian Kenneth Asher said, "We had to wait a little while for them to clear the road before we go out. Our hill is pretty steep, but we made it."

Clay County Judge-Executive Joe Asher says Friday's ice was a nuisance, but it could have been a lot worse.

"We're looking here at four weeks it's going to be March, so I don't think we can complain too much, because we are still able to get out there and travel."

Asher says people should drive carefully, and be patient as crews work to get all the roads clear.

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