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January 7, 2014

Weather creates travel problems

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — Freezing rain, black ice and snow were the challenges faced by travelers during the first two days of 2014.

Road crews from the state, city and county were out in full force during the inclement weather, as were emergency crews and law enforcement agencies.

Black ice created hazardous roadways on Thursday morning, with numerous injury and property damage incidents taking place throughout the county. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office reported investigating 15 incidents Thursday.

Snowfall during the afternoon and night brought even more treacherous driving conditions to the area that night and Friday morning. The major roadways in the area  were relatively clear with the exception of a few slick spots. Hal Rogers Parkway, U.S. 25, Ky. 80, Ky. 30, Ky. 192, Ky. 490, Ky. 363, Ky. 229, Ky. 638 and Ky. 472 were all fairly clear as the morning commute began. Side roads and other roadways were still snow-covered in many spots and motorists were urged to use extreme caution as the roads should be considered slick and hazardous.

Dropping temperatures and wind chills near zero further complicated the winter chill, commonly referred to as a “Hercules storm” with its strong winds, massive areas of snowfall, and wide range of coverage across the mid and northeastern sections of the country.

The New Year’s holiday kept law enforcement busy with numerous complaints investigated. Several traffic crashes, including some with arrests for driving under the influence, alcohol intoxication and public intoxication. In addition, some shoplifting arrests were made over the holiday season.

However, no fatalities were reported in Laurel County over the New Year’s holiday.

 

njohnson@sentinel-echo.com

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