Sunday, November 16, 2014

Western Kentucky braces for first snow of the season

         The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has given notice that snow and ice preparations are currently being made for snow that has been forecast for the over night hours. Check back for possible school delays/closings tomorrow morning.

           The KYTC District 2 Snow and Ice Operations Center will open at 8 p.m., CST, tonight, to monitor weather conditions and call in crews as required.
          Before crews left work on Friday they loaded trucks with salt and mounted snow plows so they will be ready to roll out quickly as snow develops over the region.
Union County is reporting a mixture of light snow and drizzle at this time with a temperature of 32 degrees.  Pavement temperatures are holding around 40 to 42 degrees, helping to reduce the likelihood of accumulation on road surfaces at this time.  That will change as temperatures drop during the early morning hours.
           The KYTC District 2 Snow and Ice Team has formulated the following attack plan for tonight’s winter weather event:

  • Daviess, Hancock, Union, Webster & Henderson Counties will report at 8 p.m. as we are expecting 3-4 inches of snow in these counties beginning around 9 to10 pm. A Winter Weather Warning has been issued for these counties by the National Weather Service.
  • Ohio, Muhlenberg, McLean, Hopkins, Caldwell & Christian Counties will report at 11 p.m. as we are expecting snow to begin in these counties between Midnight Sunday & 1 a.m. Monday with 1.5 to 2 inches of snow anticipated by 6 a.m., Monday.

           Based on the forecast, we are expecting a wet snow that will plow well.
Motorists are asked to do their part by slowing down and using appropriate caution when they venture out, especially in the morning hours.