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Accumulating snowfall expected in Louisville; winter storm warning issued

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After at least two winters without a significant snowfall, the Metro Louisville area could get receive as much as six inches of snow by late Saturday.

Late Friday afternoon the National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for most of WDRB's southern Indiana counties from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.  A Winter Weather Advisory was issued for Louisville and points south. 

Snow began falling before 9 p.m. in Louisville, and reports of rain changing to snow came from southern Indiana and several points in Louisville Metro.  Major roads remained wet through 11 p.m., but the snow was expected to stick once pavement temperatures dropped.

Road crews began staging before 9 p.m. as well.  They planned to spend the night spreading chemicals and eventually plowing snow.

Just before noon, WDRB Meteorologist Jude Redfield called this system a "snow maker," saying it will bring heavy, wet snow. Winds are expected to be light, around 3 miles per hour, so blowing snow should not be a problem.

"We started brining overnight last night because we knew the snow was coming, we knew the temps were going to be dropping so we've been brining all night," said Chris Poynter, a spokesman for the Mayor's office. "You'll be seeing some brine trucks out today. That's how we prepare the streets so when the snow starts falling, it doesn't freeze and it doesn't stick."

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