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TRIMARC officials monitoring roads during winter storm

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A winter storm bringing ice and snow into Kentuckiana Tuesday evening is prompting TRIMARC officials to monitor roadways.

The goal is to let motorists know when and where there are problems in Metro Louisville.

Tuesday evening, TRIMARC was monitoring I-64, which was flowing smoothly.

"We monitor all of the interstate systems throughout Jefferson county. We monitor for traffic problems obviously but when weather issues do arrive," said TRIMARC spokesperson John Butts.

Traffic monitors with TRIMARC have been watching the roads all day, and WDRB was there when the first snow and ice began to fall.

Louisville roadways changed pretty quickly but so far there are no major problems to report.

TRIMARC officials believe that's because a lot of people headed home early.

"Normally we are used to rush hour traffic, today with the schools letting out early and some of the businesses sent people home, so starting around 3 or 3:30 we started to see a lot of commuters go home which is going to help really release the later rush hour traffic," Butts said.

Crews from the Department of Transportation are out on the roads so traffic officials are hopeful they can keep the roads from worsening.

Meanwhile, Radcliff Police told WDRB that the roads are becoming hazardous and they are asking motorists to keep that in mind before going out.

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