The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Christian County Sheriff’s Office are continuing to advise the public that icy conditions are still creating issues for drivers, especially on Interstate 24.
KTC announced early Tuesday that there were two accidents on I-24 creating slow-moving traffic.
According to KTC, a truck and trailer jackknifed at mile marker 82 westbound as well as two semi trucks in the median at mile marker 89 westbound, causing temporary closures and slow-moving traffic.
CCSO announced at around 10 a.m. that deputies and emergency personnel were working multiple accidents on I-24, causing blockages at the 70, 85 and 86 mile markers westbound as well as the 73 mile marker on both the east and westbound lanes.
At around 10:30 a.m. CCSO also announced that I-24 at the 73 mile marker, Herndon-Oak Grove Road exit, was shut down on both east and westbound lanes due to the accidents on the interstate.
Around noon on Tuesday, the transportation cabinet announced another accident on I-24. Two commercial vehicles crashed around mile marker 70 in the eastbound lanes. That incident occurred just east of the Christian County and Trigg County lines.
CCSO also issued a warning to drivers in the county to stay home and avoid the icy conditions of the roads.
“Guys and gals, the roads are still bad. There’s no other way to say it,” CCSO wrote on a Facebook post. “We can’t stress enough, if you don’t have to be out, STAY HOME. If you absolutely have to get out in this mess, use extreme caution and SLOW DOWN.
“We are getting several reports of vehicles off the roadways, especially on Interstate 24. Excessive speeds and not respecting these conditions are the main cause of the accidents.”