UPDATE: I-75 clear in Laurel, Hal Rogers Parkway has slick spots: Laurel Sheriff

I-75, Hal Rogers Parkway updated, county roads still snow, ice-covered

UPDATE POSTED 5 P.M. JAN. 7, 2022

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – I-75 in Laurel County is clear, according to Sheriff John Root, while Hal Rogers Parkway is “wet with slick spots” and U.S. 25 has “some ice and slush.” The update was as of 4Us 25 North Of LondonHal Rogers Parkway Near LondonI 75 In London p.m. Friday.

Secondary roads and county roads are ice, snow and slush covered and are slick and hazardous, according to the sheriff.

UPDATE POSTED 11 A.M. JAN. 7, 2022

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Conditions on major routes are slightly improved from Thursday, but secondary and county roads remain covered in snow, ice and slush,School Street East BernstadtKy 490 North Of London

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— Photos by Laurel County Sheriff’s Deputy Gilbert Acciardo

according to Laurel County Sheriff John Root.

I-75 has one ‘wet’ lane with remaining lanes still snow and ice-covered as off 10 a.m., the sheriff said. The Hal Rogers Parkway is “wet with slick spots,” the sheriff advised.

“Motorists should exercise caution if theyUs 25 North Of London have to travel,” he warned.

UPDATE POSTED 8:30 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022

MORGAN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – KY 7 in Morgan County is back open to traffic, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. The road had been closed at milepoint 4.9 due to a crash involving a vehicle which was partially stuck in a lane of travel.

The road had been closed near Dyer Branch Road, south of Wrigley, impacting travel between West Liberty and Sandy Hook.

Although KYTC reports snow is coming to an end across the 10 counties of District 10, the anticipated cold temperatures will inhibit melting agents overnight. Travel is strongly discouraged until roads can be plowed and treated.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 4 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022

EASTERN KENTUCKY, Ky. (WTVQ) – KY 7 in Morgan County is closed until further notice at milepoint 4.9 due to a crash. The road cannot be reopened until a wrecker arrives to remove the vehicle from the roadway.

This location is near Dyer Branch Road, south of Wrigley. Travel between West Liberty and Sandy Hook is impacted.

Drivers who must travel should use an alternate route until the road is reopened. Due to adverse road conditions, travelers are urged to stay off the highways until the snowfall stops and the roads can be cleared.

In Laurel County, Sheriff John Root reports all roads are dangerous and he encourages people to only drive in case of emergency and even then toWest Hal Rogers Parkway

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drive with extreme care.

Meanwhile, all state salt trucks and snow plows are on the roads, according to the state Department of Transportation which is urging people to stay off the roads.

Six inches or more of snow already have fallen in some areas with snow still falling heavily to the north and east.

Meanwhile, temperatures Thursday night will dip potentially into the single digits, meaning roads will be even more treacherous. Road crews areUs 25 North Of LondonI 75 Near London working 12-hour shifts and more than 500 trucks are on the roads across Eastern and Central Kentucky.

Snow showers will continue today until around midnight for most of east Kentucky. Temperatures will drop to around 12 degrees, which will significantly decrease road salt effectiveness. Snow-covered roads and slick conditions will be the norm through Friday – motorists should adjust travel plans accordingly. Please avoid travel.

Learn more about state snow removal efforts, and view snow removal priority routes, online at http://SnowKY.ky.gov.

For real-time traffic information, visit http://GoKY.ky.gov.

QUICK CLEARANCE

Kentucky has a Quick Clearance Law (KRS 189.580), meaning:

If you are involved in a crash:

  • If no one is visibly injured, move your vehicle to the shoulder or off of the interstate or parkway
  • Call the police
  • Exchange information with the other party

Also, if you have a disabled vehicle:

  • Move your vehicle off the roadway if possible
  • Turn on emergency flashers
  • To request aid — tie something white or bright to your antenna or window or raise the hood
  • If you are unable to move your vehicle from the roadway — stand away from the vehicle
  • Keep your arms and legs moving to stay warm
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