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District 3 crews battle first winter weather event of season

STORM, Sat-Sun 17-18 Dec 2016: Road condition 3:30amCT update for KYTC District 3, ​Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd, Warren

By Wes Watt, Public Information Officer
KY Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, KY (Sun 18 Dec 2016) - The District 3 snow & ice team spent most of the day Saturday monitoring forecasts to get a handle on the incoming winter weather. Skelton crews from all counties in the district reported in about 1amCT, with full crews reporting in after that. As heavy rain fell for most of the night on Saturday and early Sunday temperatures also continue to drop dramatically, creating the potential for icy driving conditions.

As of 3:30amCT most of the roadways remain just wet with standing water in certain areas. Sleet and colder conditions have moved into the area creating some icy spots particularly on bridges. Our crews are out spot treating at this time.

It is possible conditions could worsen if water left on the roadway freezes. Our crews are out looking for these conditions so we are prepared to respond. Further updates will be sent, but motorists need to use caution if they are out overnight.

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Watch out for ice patches this morning

2016-12-18 - Downtown Columbia, KY - Photo by Linda Waggener,
Stepping outside this morning, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016, was a shock to Smokey Blue Cat and me after yesterday's warm weather. This photo shows the thin layer of ice on the few fall leaves left in the yard after high winds swept it clean and took most of them to our various neighbors. We walked around the house and found many small limbs on the ground. Just before midnight last night the predicted winter front arrived with a power flicker, then a full power outage that lasted for three hours. It was a lesson in how dark darkness can really be in the absence of all the night lights we live with these days. But for lightening, there wasn't a bit of light here. This 24-hour event may well go down in history as one of the biggest demonstrations of why we say, "if you don't like the weather in Kentucky, sick around a few minutes and it will change."

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