Thursday, January 2, 2014

Accident Report

The Kentucky State Police investigated a single-vehicle, injury collision that occurred on Government Bend Road, approximately two miles west of Dalton, on Thursday, January 2, 2014, at 11:50 a.m.  
The preliminary investigation revealed that Leslie May, 37 of Providence, KY, was operating a 2012 Jeep Compass westbound on Government Bend Road when she lost control on the wet road.  The vehicle exited the right shoulder of the roadway and struck a culvert before coming to rest upright off the roadway.    
Ms. May was transported via ambulance to Baptist Health Madisonville for treatment.  She was wearing a seatbelt.  There were no passengers involved. 
Trooper First Class John Komar investigated the collision.  Medical Center Ambulance Service assisted at the scene.
As of 2:50 pm., KSP Post 2 District has investigated 18 non-injury collisions and 3 injury collisions (all 3 were minor injury).  They have also assisted 13 motorists who had run off the road, but did not require a collision report

NWS warns that colder weather is on the way

by Matt Hughes
J-E News Editor
According to the National Weather Service (NWS), another round of winter weather is expected to arrive in the area this weekend, bringing with it an artic blast unlike anything we’ve seen in this area for many years.
The front is expected to arrive late Saturday night or early Sunday morning, coming into the area as either snow or rain chaning over to snow. So far NWS is not making any clear prediciton on the amount of snow accumulation, but they are taking the temperatures very seriously, warning that once temperatures drop below freezing, they will be staying there for the remainder of next week.

KYTC prepares for snow

The National Weather Service has indicated the 11 Counties of Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 could receive snow showers starting after about midnight tonight. Snow accumulation is currently thought to be in the 1 inch range.

The KYTC District 2 Snow and Ice Team has been monitoring the arrival of snow overnight and coordinating an appropriate response.

Each District 2 crew will have trucks loaded and ready to roll in case bridges and overpasses develop slick spots. Crews are planning to report in force at 5:00 a.m., CST, when the main snowfall is expected to start.

Motorists are asked to monitor the forecast for regular updates through the night in case the anticipated accumulation amount is revised. Motorists who plan to be on the road before daylight are reminded to pay close attention to localized conditions as the system develops, and adapt driving speeds to highway conditions as they travel. Appropriate caution is required.

Highway conditions for Kentucky with links to surrounding states may be found at www.511.KY.GOV.

KYTC Distric 2 is responsible for 3300 miles of highway in Christian, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Hancock, Daviess, McLean, Hopkins, Caldwell, Webster, Union, and Henderson counties.