Officials use ‘Baby Yoda’ to remind drivers of slick conditions

Officials use ‘Baby Yoda’ to remind drivers of slick conditions
Calloway County reminds drivers to use caution with popular meme. (Source: Calloway County Sheriff's Office)

KENTUCKY (KFVS) - Crews with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway have responded to reports of accumulating snow.

They responded to several counties around 1 a.m. after several lines of snow flurries moved across the region.

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Kentucky officials have recruited the help of a popular figure to remind drivers to use caution.

‘Baby Yoda,' or The Child, is featured in an internet meme encouraging safe driving.

Seriously folks use caution when out and about today! Give yourself a little extra time to get to your destination!! We want you all safe and sound!!

Posted by Calloway County, KY Sheriff's Office on Friday, February 7, 2020

Crews in Trigg, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall and Graves counties were spot-treating bridges, overpasses and other potential trouble spots.

Marshall and Lyon County crews began assisting with traffic control and establishing detours for a multi-vehicle crash that blocked the westbound lanes of I-24 on the Tennessee River Bridge at the 29-mile marker.

Crews reported a few other minor crashes on bridges and overpasses mainly along I-24 eastward from the Tennessee River bridge crash site.

Those bridges have now been salted.

A salt truck crashed just outside the Heartland in Trigg County.

KY 139 North at 24mm in Trigg County. This salt truck crashed earlier in the morning. We still have some slick spots popping up. Caution required.

Posted by KYTC District 1 on Friday, February 7, 2020

KYTC officials said on U.S.641 South in Crittenden County there are some areas where wind has cooled pavement temps on bridges and hilltops that have created some slick spots.

Drivers are urged to use appropriate caution.

Temperatures are expected to rise above the freezing mark fairly quickly after sunrise.

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