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Conditions begin to improve in Elizabethtown

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WDRB) -- If you think we've got it bad in Louisville, just head to Hardin County where nearly a foot of snow fell.

WDRB's Courtney Godfrey was in Elizabethtown on Tuesday, where conditions have finally started to improve.

The main square in Elizabethown is actually in great shape, thanks to hard work from road crews -- this as people start to move on with their lives -- and in some cases -- return to their travels.

On Tuesday, Winnie Coleman was packing up the car again, trying to get home to Stone Mountain, Georgia, for the second time in 24 hours.

"It took us two hours to go 21 mile," Coleman said.

Coleman and her friend were heading from Gary, Indiana, to Atlanta, Georgia, Monday, when they decided conditions on I-65 were too dangerous.

"We barely got off the highway at exit 94, and then we got off here and barely made it back to the hotel," she said.

With road crews reporting improved conditions on the interstate by Tuesday morning, travelers like Coleman cleared out of Elizabethtown hotels, leaving locals to battle the nearly foot of snow.

"It's dry and light," said Kenny Nichols. "It makes it easy to shovel. Just a lot to shovel."

Public Works employees in Elizabethtown were tasked with clearing sidewalks, armed with only a shovel, while city and county road crews were revealing asphalt on main thoroughfares for the first time since Monday morning.

"Still got a long ways to go," said Hardin County Road Supervisor Ronnie Goodman. "Still got a ways to go."

Goodman says secondary roads are starting to get plowed, but it may take them days to get them all.

"It could take up to 5-6 days sometimes before we can get to the very last road," he said.

Meanwhile Coleman says, Atlanta may be home, but at this point, they'll just be happy to make it to Nashville.

"You know what? We're both retired, so we're going to play it by ear," Coleman said.

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