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Hardin County officials warn of black ice and drifting snow

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) –-  Although the snow has stopped falling, officials in Hardin County are still urging drivers to be cautious on the roads.

Some snow drifts are up to three feet tall and black ice is expected overnight. Elizabethtown resident, Daniel Lamson stayed home during the storm and finally started shoveling his car out of the snow Saturday afternoon.

“I don't like getting out in it. I just stayed home, stayed inside, stayed warm,” Lamson said.

Lamson had about nine inches of snow at his home, but other parts of Hardin County had up to 12 inches.

Ronnie Goodman, supervisor of the Hardin County Road Department, says crews have been working around the clock since snow fell Wednesday.

“It's like it never stopped,” Goodman said. “We still have some roads that we haven't even touched.”

While many of the roads in the county have been plowed, drifting snow back into the roads is still a problem. Some plows even got stuck in snow drifts in the most southern parts of the county.

“I've heard drifts down there are three and-a-half feet tall,” Goodman said.

And while the county is getting a little help, it comes at a price.

“When the sun comes out, it's like having an extra person in your area that's helping you,” Goodman said. “The flip side to it is if it gets down cold like it is tonight, when it melts it's probably going to turn to ice.”

Trucks are expected to continue salting the roads overnight and all day Sunday.

Meanwhile, Lamson says he plans on running some errands and getting back home before the slick roads become black ice.

“I'm going to get out and go get dinner, because I've been stuck in since Thursday night, and I'm tired of eating soup,” Lamson said.

“People tonight really need to slow down and be aware of that,” Goodman said.

Hardin County has used more than 630 tons of salt on 600 miles of roadways since Wednesday.

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