Weather Affects Roads, Power and Drivers

Reported by: Melanie Kendall
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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.

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