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Dorena-Hickman Ferry Closed due to Ice
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 3:36 PM
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has closed for the remainder of Wednesday. Freezing rain and sleet have reportedly iced over the ferry landings at Hickman and Dorena forcing the ferry to temporarily halt operation. Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says officials plan to reopen the ferry Thursday morning, weather permitting. For more info on the Dorena-Hickman Ferry and a ...
Ice Closes Brookport Bridge to Traffic
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 2:14 PM
At the request of the McCracken County Sheriff’s Department, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge at Paducah. The Sheriff’s Department made the request due to icing on the bridge deck. Road Closed signs should be in place in the next few minutes. The bridge will remain closed to all traffic until further ...
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 ...
Inspection Restricts Lanes on Cumberland Bridge
Monday, March 02, 2015 4:02 PM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the Interstate 24 Cumberland River Bridge starting Monday. The lane restriction is to allow the use of a Snooper Truck to conduct a detailed inspection of the bridge at I-24 mile point 33.7 at the Livingston-Lyon County Line. The inspection will require a lane restriction for eastbound traffic on Monday and ...
St. Louis Man Badly Injured in Jefferson Co Wreck
Saturday, February 28, 2015 10:26 AM
A Saint Louis man and child were hurt Saturday evening in a three vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County. According to the Illinois State Police preliminary report, at 6:24 pm Saturday all three vehicles were traveling northbound on Interstate 57 near milepost 95 in Jefferson County. The driver of the first vehicle, a 39-year-old St. Louis man, lost control of his vehicle on ...
Crash at Benton Intersection Injures One Driver
Friday, February 27, 2015 4:48 PM
A Marshall County woman was hurt in a two-vehicle collision Thursday afternoon. The Marshall County Sheriff's Department responded at 4:20 pm to the intersection of U.S. Highway 641 and Main Street in Benton. They say 21-year-old Carlee M. Laird-Reddick of Benton was northbound on Highway 641 South while 22-year-old Meghann K. Richardson of Murray was driving south on Main Street. Deputies say ...
Collision Ejects a Driver, Hurts Two
Friday, February 27, 2015 3:11 PM
A crash in West Paducah Friday morning hurt both drivers, ejecting one of them from his vehicle. McCracken County Sheriff's Department responded about 10:20 am to the intersection of Hobbs Road and Woodville Road near the entrance to the Gaseous Diffusion Plant. They say 64-year-old Linda Clark of LaCenter was driving east on Woodville when her car collided with a vehicle driven by 46-year-old ...
State Police: Watch for Traffic Checkpoints
Thursday, February 26, 2015 5:30 PM
Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 district, making sure drivers aren't under the influence. Traffic safety checkpoints are a high visibility public safety service, which can also serve as a deterrent for anyone to drive impaired, without license or registration, or in a vehicle that is not road-ready. Drivers encountering a ...
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