Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- Much of metro Louisville and southern Indiana woke up to a coat of ice this morning.
Neighborhood streets are slushy and slick, but secondary roadways, main arteries and interstates are all in good shape. Road crews were out across the area overnight. Some icy spots are reported, but the biggest complaints are from drivers who have to scrape a thick layer of ice off of their cars. In Hardin County, the road department had 12 crews on the clock overnight with a dozen more on standby.
The area's largest school district, Jefferson County Public Schools are open and running on schedule. But delays and closings have been coming in from Meade County to Shelby County.
City and state police on both sides of the river are advising drivers to slow down. There are many slick spots reported. They also advise drivers to give the car ahead of you extra space. Braking will require more distance.
Avoid skids by anticipating lane changes, turns and curves. Abrupt movements break traction and can start a skid. If your vehicle starts to skid, steer into the direction of the slide.
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