Weather Affects Roads, Power and Drivers

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/22 12:22 pm

Driver’s dealt with Rupp Arena game traffic, some people are without power and temperatures continue to plunge Tuesday night.

The wind helped dry out some of the roads but it also made snow drift back onto streets which could mean black ice as temperatures continue to drop.

Road crews were out all day and plan to work throughout the night.

The bad roads and weather couldn’t stop Solid Blue fans from cheering on the Cats at Rupp Arena.

“Nothing stops the Big Blue Nation,” said Derrick Sanders who came out to watch UK take on Texas A&M.

While he was watching the game inside the warm arena, thousands of people were without power in Bourbon and Fayette Counties.

“We use our phones and we've got candles,” said Billy Wilburn, who lost power Tuesday night.  “We don't have flashlights, well we don't have batteries for the flashlights. “

No word on why the power went out but Kentucky Utility said it’s working to restore power to all customers.

Part of Clearwater Way in Lexington was closed because it was too icy. 

People driving home couldn’t even get to their driveways.  They had to park on the part of the street that was still open and walk to their home.

As Solid Blue fans fight the traffic and the frigid temperatures on the drive home, the win keeps them warm.

“This wouldn't matter nothing, stand out here in the cold with no shirt on just as long as we can have a win,” said Sanders.

Share
Most Popular
Hustonville Woman Killed In Collision With Log Truck
State Police said Amanda Griffin, 21, of Hustonville, was killed when the car she was driving crossed the centerline and collided with a log truck on KY 906 near Liberty Wednesday afternoon. KSP said Griffin was not wearing a seat belt.
UPDATE: Police Say One Driver Did Not Survive Collision On U.S. 60
Police said one person died after a collision Thursday at U.S. 60 and Paddock Drive. Video Video
2014 36 Blitz: Somerset Briar Jumpers
Head coach Robbie Lucas lost a big senior class, but that doesn't mean Somerset has any lower expectations this season. Video Video
Campton Man Charged In Big Marijuana Bust In Powell County
The Powell County Sheriff said Beacher Campbell of Campton was charged with Trafficking in Marijuana. Investigators said they confiscated $15,000 in the bust.
Injury Accident Reported in Versailles
ABC 36 has learned that an injury accident has shut down traffic at one of Versailles' main intersections.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
   

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.