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Hopkins County drivers face icy road conditions

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HOPKINS COUNTY, KY (WFIE) - Officials say drivers did not handle road conditions well.

As of 2p.m. Thursday afternoon, central dispatch had taken 56 calls for traffic accidents since 6:30a.m. Thursday morning.

Hopkins County EMA officials said think layers of ice covered many city and county roads.

Authorities were busy on the Western Kentucky parkway Thursday morning as several vehicles spun off the roadway.

One woman was injured as she was helping a stranded motorist.  Another car then spun off the road, struck her car, which then hit her.

"Slow down and pay attention we've got a lot of black ice on the roads. We got up this morning the temperature was around 33 degrees and it dropped to 24 degrees by 8 o'clock. So that led to a lot of black ice, the pavement temperature is hovering just right at freezing or just a little below but it's gonna drop as the day goes on," says Hopkins County EMA director Nick Bailey.

Kentucky State Police Post 2 reported that they worked 21 collisions Thursday and 13 motorists run-offs.

 

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