First Snowfall for Area Creates Slick Roads
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH, KY - The first substantial snowfall of the season wasn't supposed to be much, but it created slick roads across the region on Thursday. Less than an inch of snow in most places was still enough to close several western Kentucky schools for the day.
Many roadways by 7 am were reported as covered or getting slick across western Kentucky. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said crews were out treating roads, concentrating mainly on bridges and overpasses, and several minor crashes were reported, especially on I-24 and the Purchase Parkway. Crews continued salting roadways through the day as another band of snow crossed the region during the drive home.
In all, forecasters are calling for an inch of snow or less for most of the area.
KYTC and IDOT advise motorists to slow down to compensate for the slick roadways, and to allow more space between vehicles while driving.
Todd said the main concern going into the overnight hours is the potential for refreezing, as overnight temps are expected to dip into the teens.