Central KY Hit With More Ice, Sleet & Freezing Rain

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
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Updated: 12/08/2013 4:20 pm
Roads throughout Central Kentucky were slick and icy Sunday morning after a winter weather system dropped a mix of sleet and freezing rain.

The Kentucky Office of Emergency Management spokesman Buddy Rogers says, "There have been no emergency requests for assistance." The office has remained at a "Heightened Level 1," which keeps the center staffed 24 hours a day.

Major roads and the interstates had been salted in Lexington, says Streets and Roads Manager Albert Miller. "We'll continue to keep our crews out as long as the temperature stays below freezing."

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray addressed the roads on Twitter. "Slight accumulation of ice on some roads in Lex. Our crews are closely monitoring bridges and overpasses," he Tweeted. "Temps expected to rise above freezing after noon today. Night crew from Division of Streets & Roads will come in if needed. Drive carefully!"

Many churches canceled services and on Sunday, as well as some businesses were closed due to the weather. ABC 36's SnoWatch Team has a full list of closings online here.

Stay with ABC 36's Team Coverage and Storm Watch Team for the latest news and weather throughout Central Kentucky.


Sunday Morning Weather Update

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for this afternoon, as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is occurring across Central and Eastern Kentucky. 

Temperatures are in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees in locations along and north of the Bluegrass Parkway and I-64, which has more of a wintry mix this morning. 

Southern Kentucky is experiencing more of a cold rain to freezing rain, with temperatures hovering around 32 degrees.  Milder air will move in through the afternoon, which will transition everyone over to more of a cold rain, even though freezing rain could still be occurring north of I-64. 

Sunday afternoon high temperatures will only reach 35 degrees. 

A cold rain will linger overnight with low temperatures around 32 degrees. 

Monday will feature more rain in the morning, with diminishing rain into the afternoon, as high temperatures only reach 34 degrees. 

Cold temperatures remain for the rest of the week, with the chance for a little snow on Tuesday, mainly for locations east of I-75. 

More sunshine returns for Wednesday and Thursday, with low temperatures in the teens, and highs only in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees. 

Another chance for rain and possibly a wintry mix will be next Saturday.
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