Monday, February 16, 2015

Conditions extreme; Avoid travel if possible

8 inches of snowfall in Crittenden County by 8:30 a.m.

The Kentucky Transportation Department is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel. If you must travel on roadways today, be sure you are fully prepared for extreme cold and difficult driving conditions.

State highway officials primarily say that mostly only snow is falling across western Kentucky at this time. Fulton is reporting more sleet than snow at this time.   

From about Princeton eastward, snowfall has significantly increased. Snow is a fine powder, said Keith Todd, state transportation spokesperson.

Crews are plowing but heavy snowfall is covering tracks of plows shortly after each pass. Counties are mostly plowing and halted salt treatment. 

Parkways are snow-covered and slippery conditions are being reported. Traffic is moving at about 40mph on I-24, but conditions are not great for driving. 

Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers and personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.