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Winds make it tough keeping roads clear

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

The wind caused major problems for some drivers this morning.

In Jessamine County the gusts caused snow drifts on the roads that left some drivers stranded.

Snow plows work to clear the roads, but gusty winds are creating problems when it comes to keeping snow off the roads for good.

"We're just getting real bad snow drifts that happened overnight and stuff," says Jessamine County Sheriff's Deputy Carlton Gay.

Snow that was plowed and cleared to the side is being blown back onto the roadway. On Clear Creek Rd. off of KY 68 in, several drivers found themselves just plain stuck in deep snow.

"That one spot on Clear Creek--probably 200 yards right there--that snow was extremely deep, and cars were trying to get through. We had four cars that got stuck," Gay says.

He says while many side roads are troublesome--and even dangerous in areas--the more frequently traveled routes are looking good.

"The main roads--68 and 27 and stuff--are okay. But these side roads--country roads and stuff--they got drifts and ice on them still," Gay says.

Many in Jessamine County say they've seen enough snow already this winter, and dealing with it is just getting old.

"I'm ready for summer. We got snow early this year and everybody's getting fed up with it I think. We'd like to have some pretty warm days where you can see the grass again," says, Grandell Bradford, who was dealing with being out in the snow Wednesday.

Fortunately, deputies say no one in any of the four vehicles that found themselves stuck in the deep snow earlier today were injured.


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