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SNOW TRAFFIC ALERT - Local Citizens Urged to use Caution and Vigilance  

WESTERN Ky. (02/15/2015) – With a sizable amount of snow headed to throughout the Western Kentucky area, KenCo News is partnering with local law enforcement in warning drivers ahead of time.

Initially, if you don’t have to drive, then don’t drive! Many drivers that have never been in a snow-related accident believe that they are safe. While you can control your driving, you cannot control icy spots on the road. Stay off the slick roads as much as possible.

The Kentucky State Police has issued a request that those that have to be out and about on the icy roads, please be vigilant for other stranded motorists. If you see or suspect that someone is stranded, please call 911.

For those that will be driving early during the winter storms, keep in mind that bridges will often freeze before the rest of the roadways.

The Kentucky State Police is cautioning motorists about the impending winter storm that will enter the state later tonight. A mix of freezing temperatures and snow will make traveling conditions very difficult over the next 24 hours.

While road crews will be working hard to clear up slick roadways, sometimes weather conditions are to such an extreme that salted roads will not completely rule out dangerous driving conditions.

Citizens are asked to refrain from contacting local Kentucky State Police posts about current road conditions. Instead they should call 1-866-737-3767 (#511 from cellular phone) or utilize www.511.ky.gov.

J.L. Graham
KenCo News