KSP ramps up patrols as darkness falls, snow piles up near Eliza - WDRB 41 Louisville News

KSP ramps up patrols as darkness falls, snow piles up near Elizabethtown

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The snow was still falling in Elizabethtown as it began to get dark on Friday. 

It wasn't just falling though, it was blowing sideways. Meteorologists estimated the area saw about 7-14 inches throughout the day and, as the wind picked up, drifts were measuring over a foot tall. 

Officials in the area say it was one of the worst days they've seen in terms of accidents reported. 

Crews were out for more than 12 hours salting and plowing throughout the day and Kentucky State Police said the major roads and highways were in pretty good shape. 

Officials said there were about 35-40 reports of slide offs. 

"They're pretty rough out there. The main roads are pretty clear, but the back roads are still -- there's still a lot of commotion going on back there," Mason Critchelow said. 

We found Critchelow helping dig drivers out of snow banks. 

Kentucky State Police said they will have more troopers out doing the same Friday night, but going out on the roads isn't recommended unless you really need to get somewhere. 

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