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Hardin County Sheriff urges residents to stay home as crews try to dig out roads

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- What started out as rain and sleet changed over to snow Wednesday evening across Kentuckiana.

"They said it was gonna snow again but I didn't think it would be like this," Elizabethtown resident Jimmy Gilbert said.

"If you don't need to be out, I would stay home," Hardin County Sheriff John Ward said.

That's a warning some drivers are heeding. As the snow accumulated on roadways, traffic began to lighten up.

But if you do have to be out, Sheriff Ward says this: "Do not follow too closely. Be careful with you're braking. Gradually brake and just mainly don't get into a hurry."

In preparation for this march snowstorm, the Hardin County Road Department had 10 trucks covering 1,200 miles of road.

"We'll be putting down a coat of salt, then once it reaches the point where it's gonna be two inches per hour, we'll quit salting and go strictly to all plowing," Hardin County Road Department supervisor Ronnie Goodman said.

He said once the snow stops, they'll go back to plowing. But he says this storm is easier to clean up after than the light fluffy snow two weeks ago.

"The good part about this one is it's gonna be so wet and heavy that we don't have to worry about anything blowing back into the road," Goodman said.

Road crews and sheriff's deputies say they will be working well into Thursday morning. So for everyone else on the roads, sheriff ward asks drivers to be prepared for emergency situations.

"Carry some extra things in your car, blanket and anything else you might need," Sheriff Ward said.

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