Franklin County judge-executive declares State of Emergency

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Franklin County judge-executive has declared a state of emergency. It means that drivers should only be on the road for essential travel. And there isn’t much open in Frankfort. Businesses, stores and restaurants were closed Monday night because of the weather. There were very few cars on the road.

Meanwhile, Kalib Owens had to get his mom to work. He says she’s a nurse. So Owens asked his friend Dustin Newsome to drive. He agreed, but says it’s the worst weather he’s ever driven in.

The two men were also facing another challenge. They left their boots at home. But Owens and Newsome decided to get creative. They covered their shoes in plastic shopping bags, and used duct tape to hold the bags in place. They say their feet stayed dry. And Owens was proud to show off what he describes as his ‘trash bag swag’.

Looking ahead overnight, Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton says people with essential travel plans should remember that the roads are still slick. And the dropping temperatures could make the streets even more icy.

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