Snow storm dumps 5-7 inches on county

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By Moreland Jeff

Mother Nature hit Central Kentucky hard earlier this week, and in the process, she dumped plenty of snow on Taylor County.

Ronnie Dooley, public information coordinator for Taylor County Emergency Management, said the storm brought snow ranging from 5 to 7 inches.

“Some got more, some got less, but just about everybody had 5 inches, and we had areas in the county with as much as 7 inches of snow,” Dooley said Tuesday.

Despite the heavy snow, Dooley said the county was fortunate to see only some minor accidents, with no serious ones reported. He said there were several involving vehicles that had slid off the road, but for the most part, motorists appeared to have been driving safely.

“I think people heeded the media warnings and were taking their time. This amount of snow was kind of unexpected. We thought we would get 1 to 3 inches, but we got more than that. It seems like the public, as well as the emergency services and road crews, were prepared and handled the situation very well.”

Even though the snow has stopped, Dooley said danger still exists on roads, primarily in the form of black ice.

“When you get temperatures this low, salt doesn’t work well. You can scrape the roads, but at night, they just freeze again, making them slicker,” he said.

Dooley advised motorists to continue to use caution. He said temperatures later in the week point to warmer weather and better driving conditions.