Snow blankets Kentuckiana; up to 12 inches expected in some area - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Snow blankets Kentuckiana; up to 12 inches expected in some areas

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Snow began falling in Kentuckiana early Monday, prompting schools and businesses to close. The snow is expected to continue throughout the day, as most of Kentuckiana remains under a winter storm warning through 1 a.m. Tuesday. 

Many school systems, including Jefferson County Schools, decided Sunday to close schools on Monday with predictions of 7 to 12 inches of snow in Metro Louisville. A number of businesses are also closed as Louisville experiences the worst snowstorm in 20 years. 

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Heavy snow will continue throughout the day on Monday, and could come down at the rate of 1 to 2 inches per hour during the afternoon. City leaders are urging residents to stay off the roads if at all possible to allow snow plows to clear the snow.

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If driving is absolutely necessary, remember that heavy bursts of snow are expected during the afternoon, severely limiting visibility. Use extreme caution and carry an emergency kit, including a flashlight, food, water and blankets. 

If you're at home and the power goes out, closed off unused room to consolidate and retain heat. Wear layered clothing and use blankets and sleeping bags to stay warm. Do not use generators, grills, camp stoves or propane heaters indoors. 

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