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Brookport Bridge Back Open to Traffic
Friday, March 06, 2015 12:47 PM
The US 45 Ohio River "Brookport" Bridge has been reopened to traffic. At the request of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed the Bridge Wednesday afternoon due to icy conditions. Officials say drivers should use caution when crossing the bridge. ...
Detour Using I-69 to Avoid Slow, Icy Part of I-24
Friday, March 06, 2015 10:40 AM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is recommending a detour to avoid a persistent traffic snarl on Interstate 24 between about the 70 mile marker and the 30 mile marker. McCracken Co. Sheriff Jon Hayden traveled that stretch of road this morning, and said there are no accidents, but there are sections of road that change from being clear to having snow or ice-packed conditions, so drivers are ...
West Kentucky Snowstorm PHOTO GALLERY
Friday, March 06, 2015 9:54 AM
Western Kentucky continues to dig out of a record breaking snow storm. You can click on the photo gallery attached to this story for some of the photos we thought would help tell the story. ...
I-24 Traffic Slowly Returning to Normal
Friday, March 06, 2015 9:37 AM
Traffic is slowly returning to normal on Interstate 24 in western Kentucky, but there can still be some problems after the bitter cold night. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is recommending a detour to avoid a persistent traffic snarl on Interstate 24 between about the 70 mile marker and the 30 mile marker. Due to continuing poor road conditions, traffic is sometimes moving between 10-20 ...
Two Vehicle Crash in Mayfield Injures Two
Friday, March 06, 2015 6:52 AM
Icy roads were to blame for a crash in Mayfield that hurt two people. Deputies in Graves County responded to the 22 mile marker of the Jackson Purchase Parkway for a two vehicle accident with injuries. Deputies say 44-year-old Randal Cox was operating a motor vehicle while towing a utility trailer on the Parkway when he apparently began to slide from running over black ice. ...
More Than 300 Vehicles Stranded on I-24
Thursday, March 05, 2015 8:20 AM
Two companies with the Kentucky National Guard have been activated to rescue more than 300 vehicles with people stranded in snow since last night on I-24 in Western Kentucky. Lyon County Judge Executive Wade White indicates he and Judge Lee Wilson are taking food and water to the stranded motorists. I-24 remains closed in both directions throughout much of Western ...
Crews Work to Keep 'A' Routes Plowed Overnight
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 4:15 PM
Due to wind and snow conditions, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway crews are concentrating on "A" Snow Priority Routes Wednesday tonight in an effort to keep Interstates, Parkways, and US Highways passable. Driving conditions are treacherous and officials continue to strongly advise everyone to avoid unnecessary overnight and Thursday morning. Highway crews have endured near-blizzard ...
Landslides Reported in Two Counties
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 1:33 PM
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel have responded to landslides Wednesday morning in Caldwell and Muhlenberg County. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd says the landslides are likely due to soil being saturated by melting snow followed by heavy rain overnight. The landslides have only minor impact on shoulder areas of roadways at this time. Todd said drivers should be alert for similar issues ...
Driver Forced to Abandon Vehicle in Flood Waters
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 11:56 AM
A local resident was forced to abandon her vehicle Wednesday morning after she drove into a flooded section of roadway. At around 7:30 am Wednesday McCracken County Deputies were dispatched along with Reidland Farley FD and McCracken County Rescue for a vehicle stranded in high water on Bonds Road near Oaks Road. Police said the vehicle was unoccupied when they arrived. The owner, Tim ...
Road Crews Ready for Long Day Fighting Sleet, Snow
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:17 PM
Highway crews are prepared to respond to another round of winter precipitation on the way for Wednesday into Thursday morning with extreme cold temperatures to follow. Crews spent much of Tuesday maintaining and repairing equipment to have everything ready to roll. Freezing rain and sleet should start moving across the region Wednesday morning followed by 6 to 10 inches of snowfall over about a ...
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