Winter storm moves into the area, crews prepare, schools close - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Winter storm moves into the area, crews prepare and schools close

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Rain, snow and ice is moving into the Kentuckiana area.

The early morning hours started out soggy with rain and slowly moved to ice, covering surfaces of roads, trees and cars.

Area communities are preparing the streets for snow and ice. The Metro Louisville area has 160 pieces of equipment to clear 1,400 miles of road.

The Public Works Department says crews will start salting as soon as the freezing rain hits.

The Clark County Highway Department says its workers are also on standby this morning.

Indiana Department of Transportation employees are responsible for 31 routes in the Seymour district.

There is also 2,000 tons of salt on hand.

The Floyd County Highway Department has 15 snow plows to cover about 600 miles of road.

Several schools and businesses closed due to the weather in the area, including JCPS.

Several people took to social media to show the amounts of snow and ice.

It is encouraged for people to stay off of the roadways this weekend as the storm comes through the area.

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