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Early morning snowfall created traffic problems

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE)  The region's first winter snowfall caused travel problems throughout the metro area Saturday morning. 

Louisville Metro Police responded to more than 30 accidents, several involving injuries, between 7:30 and 9:30 a-m. 

Indiana State Police in Sellersburg reported "several" non-injury accidents on I-65 in Clark County, mostly involving "slide-offs."

WAVE 3 meteorologist Brian Goode said the heaviest band of snow fell north of Clark County, Indiana this morning. He said five inches of snow cover the ground in the Scottsburg and Austin area. According to Goode, Oldham County received 3 inches and Shelby County had 2 inches.  About an inch of snow was reported in the immediate Louisville area. Goode says a second round of snow may return to the area by late afternoon, which could cause more road problems

Kentucky State Police in Elizabethtown said they worked at least 20 accidents this morning on I-65, the Bluegrass Parkway and the Western Kentucky Parkway.  According to dispatchers, they were all non-injury accidents.

The Nelson County Sheriff's office in Bardstown reported at least 20 accidents throughout the county, including several involving injuries.  One accident on the Bluegrass Parkway near the Boston-New Haven exit injured three people.

Oldham County dispatchers say they received reports of at least a dozen wrecks Saturday morning. Shelby County emergency workers said there were a number of accidents on I-64 as well as county roads.

In Bowling Green, where the state high school football championship games are being played today, state police reported very light snow flurries Saturday morning. Roads were wet, but not snow covered.

Metro Public Works crews were out early this morning putting salt on roadways.

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