Roads are snow-covered and hazardous across western Kentucky and middle Tennessee as heavy snow followed freezing rain and sleet this afternoon.
Area police agencies have investigated dozens accidents throughout the day and there have been motorists who’ve slid off the road and who just needed help getting back on the pavement.
Major and minor roadways are covered in all of our listening area. There have been no serious injuries in accidents, but multiple people went to the hospital after a 10-car pileup near the state line on I-24 in Christian County.
Road crews from the city, counties and state have been out since the early morning hours attempting to improve driving conditions, but it’s become more difficult as snow persists. The only local power outage was reported by Pennyrile Electric in the Butler Road-Pilot Rock Road area after a tree fell across a line this afternoon.
Bitter cold will set in for a few days and Hopkinsville Mayor Carter Hendricks says Micah Mission Center and the Salvation Army are resources for those needing a warm place to take shelter.
Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says the extreme cold will also make the salt and brine solution less effective on roads.
Todd says don’t expect the snow and sleet to melt away anytime soon.
You can find a complete list of our weather-related closings and cancellations under weather tab of our website—whopam.com.
West Jeff Davis Highway in Elkton
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