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Snow hits Eastern Kentucky

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

LETCHER COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Some areas of Eastern Kentucky got up to three inches of snow, and many roads were the first to be covered.

With inches of snow on the ground, the feeling across Southeastern Kentucky is the same.

Drivers say road conditions throughout the region were fair; with main roads clear and side roads slick and snowy.

Crews worked overnight to make sure state highways were clear.

Drivers say they are staying on the Hal Rogers Parkway and Highway 15 to avoid slick side roads.

“The roads up where we live up toward Mayking are just as icy and snowed over as they can be, and if you don’t have a four-wheel drive you better stay home,” said Reva Short.

Even though main roads like highway 15 are clear officials are still telling drivers to use extreme caution.

They say roads are still wet and could still be dangerous.

The snow covered roads also forced hundreds of local churches to cancel services.

“I’ve got a lot of older people in the church as well as younger people and it’s just a safety issue and I would hate to see anybody fall or get hurt,” said Mike Smith, Pastor of Maple Street Church of God.

Some are now expecting a long weekend, but for everyone else, it could make for a slick morning commute.

Officials say there will be road crews out again tonight to keep the roads clear.


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