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Winter arrives leaving treacherous road conditions

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The first real blast of Winter hit Kentuckiana Friday morning as temperatures dropped and light snow began to fall. The left over wet pavement from Thursday's rain also began to freeze on some roadways causing hazardous driving conditions for the Friday morning commute.

Andrea Clifford, spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, says that the worst areas in Jefferson County were the elevated section of I-64 between 9th Street and 22nd Streets. Flyover ramps were also slick with problems reported on the ramps from I-64 west to I-264 and on the ramp from I-64 west to 9th Street.

Part of the Sherman Minton Bridge was closed overnight due to accidents and icing on the roadway. It opened after salt trucks had the opportunity to treat the roadways and the ice began to melt.

An injury crash occurred on I-264 over Shelbyville Road where Clifford says the flyover ramp was iced over.

Kentucky State Police in Campbellsburg were busy most of Friday morning dealing with a tractor trailer crash on I-71 north just before the Pendleton exit. It was believed to be caused by icy road conditions.

The weather was also to blame for several accidents on I-65 at the Scott and Jackson county line in Southern Indiana. One person died in one of those crashes and the northbound lanes remained closed for several hours.

As of 9:00 a.m. Friday, Clifford reported that most counties throughout District 5 had wet pavement. KYTC crews were working in Trimble, Henry, Franklin and Shelby counties spot treating routes. Crews will continue to monitor roadways and begin to salt again if needed.




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