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Kentucky road conditions report

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Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet headquartered in Paducah were winding down their snow-fighting efforts around 3:15 p.m. on Monday.

They say all routes were covered during the day in an effort to get roads as clear as possible before temperatures drop overnight.

While the wind helped to dry many road surfaces on Monday, KYTC said lows expected down in the teens overnight created the potential for re-freezing.

Drivers should use extra caution if they travel overnight or in the early morning hours.

KYTC released information on road conditions on Monday morning.

According to Keith Todd with KYTC, crews have been out plowing roads since around 9 p.m. on Sunday.

Todd says northern counties are reporting snow sticking to roads with more accumulation on grassy areas. Livingston County reports 3 or more inches in areas north of US 60. Crittenden County reports about 2 inches with up to 3 inches near the Ohio River. Calloway County and Trigg County are reporting mostly rain. Snow is trailing off in most counties. Ohio River border counties report the snow is plowing well and they expect to make good progress once the snow ends.

Henderson County has the most accumulation with about 3 inches on the ground. Hopkins Co. reports slushy covered pavement in the northern part of the county, southern part is mostly wet roads. Ohio Co reports near 1/2 inch accumulation along KY 54 near the Daviess Co line. Union Co reports their roads are starting to clear up, mostly wet pavement at this time, according to Todd.

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Several school districts around Kentucky have canceled or delayed classes as snow began to blanket the area.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory until noon for a large area of central Kentucky that called for up to 4 inches of snow in the northern areas and around 1 inch in southern areas. The advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. for portions of eastern Kentucky.

Snow began falling early Monday in the Louisville area and continued as rush hour traffic began.

After the snow moves out of the area, the weather service says temperatures are expected to drop into the teens by Monday night and highs for Tuesday are in the 20s.

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