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UPDATE: I-65 moving again, working on I-24 in Western Kentucky

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Interstate 65 in Bullitt County mid-morning on Thursday (Danielle Lama, WDRB) Interstate 65 in Bullitt County mid-morning on Thursday (Danielle Lama, WDRB)
Gov. Steve Beshear Gov. Steve Beshear

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Interstate 65 traffic has begun moving again -- albeit at a crawl -- after more than a foot of snow brought trucks to a stand-still Thursday morning between Elizabethtown and Bardstown, Gov. Steve Beshear told reporters on a conference call. 

"We are now getting I-65 cleared up and moving again," he said. "It's slow, but it's moving."

Transportation officials say the biggest issues are in Hart County – where northbound lanes are still blocked. Crews are working to get stranded motorists off the road before the sun goes down.

Some trucks got stuck on ramps as crews tried to direct traffic off the interstate and emergency officials set up a warming center in Elizabethtown.

Crews say some people have still not been re-connected with their cars, but they are working to simply get everyone off the roads before tackling that issue.

Governor Beshear said state police and National Guard troops with Humvees have been working to clear interstate lanes. 

The issue becomes more pressing for crews as cars are still trapped and running out of gas ahead of temperatures that will approach zero overnight. 

As of midday, 85 National Guard service members had been activated and more were being called in, Beshear said.

He said the winter storm that dumped two to 22 inches across Kentucky has resulted in only a few, scattered power outages.

"We've had about 12 hours straight of snow across Kentucky," he said. "...So far, this has been mostly a traffic-related event (as we are) trying to clear roads and bridges across the commonwealth."

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