WHITESBURG, Ky (WYMT) - Parts of Letcher County saw more than one foot of snow Tuesday morning.
The worst areas seemed to be in Jenkins and on Pine Mountain where many truck drivers were stranded.
Officials say the wet, heavy snow downed trees and power lines across the county.
Letcher County residents say they have never seen snow in October.
"Just woke up and a big snow everywhere. I couldn't believe it. I didn't think it would come this quick," said Garrard Holbrook.
Low visibility and more than one foot of snow greeted drivers along Pine Mountain Tuesday morning.
Eight inches of snow piled up in the City of Jenkins keeping city workers busy.
"It's a mess, and we have power out in some of the hollows, some hollows have power," said City of Jenkins Employee Donnie Sergent.
He started early Tuesday morning cutting fallen trees off of the roadways, and by the afternoon the city workers were scrapping sidewalks.
As many as 3,500 people were without power in the county on Tuesday. Officials opened several shelters around the county.
As of Tuesday night, the number of power outages was below 2,000.
Shelters are located at:
Ermine Senior Citizen Center
499 Hwy 2034
Ermine Ky 41815
Boone Fork Senior Citizen Center
575 A Hwy 343
Fleming KY 41847
Jenkins Senior Citizen Center
750 Paine st.
Colson Senior Citizen Center
9016 Hwy 7
Whitesburg, KY 41858
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