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Slow commute for drivers Thursday afternoon with snow, low temps

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) -- The problem areas on Thursday afternoon seemed to be in the northeast side of Louisville around Prospect.

"It's just backed up everywhere. It's just terrible. This is really bad weather," John Dillon told WDRB.

No major accidents were reported, but minor fender benders and slide offs kept first responders busy.

On River Road during rush hour as the sun started to set, traffic was barely moving.

"I've never had any trouble on River Road so I was surprised," said Sarah Martin.

Martin was on her way home when she slid off the road.

"I didn't think it was going to be that bad but I had trouble stopping. Thankfully there was grass on the road beside me or else I would have been in a pretty bad accident," said Martin.

Cars were having trouble even in slow moving traffic.

"When I almost had an accident, I was going about 20 miles an hour," she said.

Luckily, Martin was able to continue on without assistance.

"I was able to pull back on the road with no problem but it's pretty slick," she told WDRB.

Others say the cold temperatures added to the complications by freezing the surfaces, catching many drivers off guard.

"It's been so cold. It's gotten so cold today that the roads have gotten slick so quick so I mean you just really need to be careful. Really slick," Dillon said.

Cars struggled to make it up hills and make it around curves.

It seems many were avoiding the interstate.

"I'll probably have to go the back way but just go really slow," Dillon told WDRB.

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