Roads clearing up in Kentucky

Roads clearing up in Kentucky

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Roadways in Kentucky are clearing off and main roads are passable.

The state highway department is expanding areas where its trucks are plowing.

In Henderson, they got about seven inches of snow, and county workers are continuing to work to clean up those streets.

Officials are telling drivers to use caution when driving on I-69 between Madisonville and Dawson Springs.

They say watch out around the 98-mile marker due to icy roads. Dawsons Springs Police say deputies and troopers have worked several wrecks in that area.

Henderson County crews have had all ten of their trucks out working in 12-hour shifts plowing, sanding and salting the roads since the snow hit.

They plan to gear up for more snow Wednesday evening.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keirsten Jaggers said she’s seen an improvement since Tuesday’s sun melted some of the thick snow.

According to Jaggers, the best things that drivers can do are to keep a safe speed and keep distance from the trucks working so they can safely do their jobs.

Winter storms affect overnight road conditions in Indiana, Kentucky

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear gave another update about the weather conditions across the commonwealth on Wednesday morning.

Gov. Beshear said road crews are continuing to work around the clock to clear roads as the state prepares for its third winter storm in eight days, expected to start Wednesday evening.

The Governor said the State Emergency Operations Center is currently activated at Level 3, supporting the power outage response and the winter storm recovery.

As of Wednesday morning, 44 counties and 24 cities have declared states of emergency, according to the governor’s office.

The Governor also said that on Thursday, regional vaccination centers will stay open.

If it’s too difficult or dangerous for Kentuckians to reach their appointments, Gov. Beshear encouraged them to reschedule using the link in their appointment confirmation email.

You can watch that full update below.

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