Monday, March 3, 2014

Late season winter storm slows Webster County

by Matt Hughes
J-E News Editor
A late season snow and ice storm has slowed most of Western Kentucky to a crawl, just when most Webster County residents though we had seen the last of winter.
As of 8:45 a.m., Rob Mooney with the Webster County Road Department said that there are still no roads in the county that he would say are in good shape.
“It’s cold and it’s not going anywhere,” he said this morning. “It would probably be best if people would stay in off the roads and let us get them take care of.”
Mooney added that the county has five plows and three other pieces of equipment out trying to get roads under control.
“It’s just slow going right now.”
Providence Police Chief Brent McDowell is also urging citizens to stay off the streets.
"Roads are terrible," he said. "My advice is, unless its an absolute emergency or you have no choice but to go to work, stay in off the roads for a few days if you can. Stay in until they get them cleared, which wont be any time soon with the temperatures the way they are."
Webster County schools announced Sunday afternoon that there would be no classes today, Monday, March 3. At the last school board meeting Superintendant Pete Galloway had said that the district had a target date of May 30, 2014 for the last day of school. 
Today’s cancelation will no doubt eliminate all hope of ending school before the start of June, and road conditions are not looking promising for tomorrow.
“If we do not receive any forgiven days from the legislature, this will make out last instructional day June 2,” said assistant Superintendant Alan Lossner.
The district has yet to make a call for Tuesday, but check back at

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