Depending on where you were Wednesday in Hopkinsville, you probably saw some amount of the white stuff.
Accumulations were higher north of the city, Christian County Weather Coordinator Dave Powell said, adding that there was close to 3 inches of snow near Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park. Within city limits, there was about an inch.
Powell said the storm, which started Christmas night, won’t produce any more snow for the region. However, he is tracking a pair of storms that will move into Hopkinsville on Friday and Monday. He said those storms could produce up to 2 inches of snow.
Powell expects temperatures to stay in the 20s and low 30s in the coming weeks.
“We’re not going to be looking at any upper 40- or 50-degree (temperatures) any time right away,” Powell said. “It looks like everything is gonna stay pretty cold overall.”
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning Tuesday morning for Western Kentucky, Illinois and Indiana. Powell said the snow mostly hit areas farther north and west of Christian County. Those traveling to the east or south should encounter fewer problems, he said.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet issued an advisory Christmas night urging motorists to stay off the roads. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said the storm would create brutal conditions that would make it difficult for highway crews to clear the roads.
Todd said most motorists heeded the cabinet’s warning. With fewer cars on the road, he said, crews had an easier time plowing snow and treating the slick roads.
KYTC also issued a county-by-county summary detailing efforts to remove snow accumulations. Two of the cabinet’s plow trucks are treating slick spots in Christian County. In Trigg County, the summary stated 3 to 4 inches of snow was expected.
Maj. Duncan Wiggins, an officer with the Cadiz Police Department, said Trigg County saw quite a bit of snow Wednesday, but the department didn’t have to respond to any snow-related wrecks. He expects drivers used extra caution because of the conditions.
Todd said there were some plow trucks that went off the road in Ballard and Crittenden counties. He said they had some motorists spin off the road early Wednesday, but it was only a small number.
With temperatures dropping into the 20s, Todd urged drivers to use caution if they choose to travel.
“I have three tips when it comes to driving in snow: go slow, go slow and go slow,” he said.
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