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Winter Has Arrived

Winter Arrived

Yes, that white stuff on the ground and on your windshield this morning, is SNOW.

As forecasted by the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., the tri-state received a dusting of snow overnight, along with some freezing rain. While most roads are in good shape this morning, area motorists are reminded to make sure your windshield is clear and be careful driving this morning, as they may be slick spots. Also use caution when pulling up to an intersection and be sure to allow a little extra room between you and the vehicles in front of you.

 

Last night’s snow is just a preview of what’s possible for Wednesday night, as the National Weather service says we may see some accumulation Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. That accumulation may be as much as 3 to 5 inches. The latest forecast says that snow could continue into the day Thursday before tampering off to snow showers Thursday afternoon.

 

Local drivers are also reminded to be mindful of bridges and overpasses, as they will freeze before roadways. Motorists may also want to take the time to make sure their vehicle is ready for winter weather. Check your tires and make sure your windshield wipers are working correctly.

Its also a good idea to have a winter emergency kit in your vehicle, in case you get stuck. Those kits should include a flashlight, batteries, blankets, snacks, water, gloves, boots, a first-aid kit, tire chains, an ice scraper/snow brush, jumper campers and road flares. One may also consider a candle in a protective can, which could provide light and some heat in case one does get stuck in a snowbank.