Most Kentuckiana roads in good shape, but bitter cold continues - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Most Kentuckiana roads in good shape, but bitter cold continues

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Subzero temperatures are possible today as Kentuckiana experiences one of its worst cold snaps in more than a decade.

Despite the cold temperatures, most morning commuters in Kentucky did not have to deal with treacherous road conditions due to flash freezing because high winds helped dry the pavement overnight. 

According to a news release from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokeswoman Andrea Clifford, all Kentucky counties were reporting wet to dry pavement conditions with the exception of Trimble County . KYTC crews were able to treat roads Sunday night before temperatures fell into the lower 20s.  The gusty winds have helped to dry the pavement some.

Clifford says Trimble County received two inches of snow last night and was experiencing some blowing/drifting of the snow. Some routes were partly covered early Monday, and crews were continuing to treat roadways with salt. 

Crews in the other seven counties of District 5 are either patrolling their routes or are on standby.

Officials in southern Indiana says road conditions there are "deceiving." That's according to a news release from Indiana State Police Trooper Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

As of 9 a.m. Goodin reported that Interstates 64 and 65 were mostly clear with slick spots. The secondary and side roads are passable but ice covered and slick and hazardous. Drivers are urged to use caution since what looks like dry pavement could be black ice.

Goodin says the morning commute went smoothly with no personal injury crashes and very few property damage crashes.

According to Goodin, all roads in the counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington were passable early Monday, but with slick spots. Drivers are urged to use caution as what looks like dry pavement could be black ice.

Police are urging all motorists to be prepared by carrying a safety pack containing food, water, extra clothing, and a heat source like handwarmers. Motorists are also urged to have a fully charged cell phone and a full tank of gas while traveling in the cold conditions.

WDRB's Jude Redfield says most of Louisville will see a little sunshine mixed in with flurries on Monday, but those flurries should not create many hazards on the roadways. Temperatures were expected to fall to zero by noon and remain there most of the day, with a wind chill of -20.

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