Laurel County, Ky. - Sheriff John Root is reporting that winter weather has returned to Laurel County. Heavy snowfall is occurring currently. All major and secondary roads are ice and snow covered and are extremely slick. Salt trucks are out.The National Weather Service in Jackson, Ky is reporting the following weather information for Laurel County:
Winter Storm Warning
...WINTER STORM AFFECTING THE AREA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON...
.COLDER AIR CONTINUES TO SPREAD INTO THE AREA AND HAS ALLOWED FOR A TRANSITION TO ALL SNOW OR A WINTRY MIX OF SNOW AND SLEET. THIS SHOULD CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW THROUGH DAYBREAK. SIGNIFICANT SNOW AND ICE ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED. SNOW WILL FINALLY TAPER OFF BY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...
* COLDER AIR WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE IN FROM NORTHWEST THROUGH THIS MORNING CHANGING A WINTRY MIX OF SLEET AND SNOW TO ALL SNOW. THE SNOW MAY FALL HEAVY AT TIMES THIS MORNING...BEFORE LIGHTENING AND TAPERING OFF BY AFTERNOON.
* 2 TO 5 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW SHOULD FALL THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BRING STORM TOTAL SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS TO THE 3 TO 7 INCH RANGE. THE HIGHER SNOW AND SLEET ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD GENERALLY BE NORTH OF THE CUMBERLAND PARKWAY...TO HAL ROGERS PARKWAY...TO KY HIGHWAY 80 CORRIDOR.
Sheriff Root reminds drivers--
Motorists should exercise caution if they need to travel Laurel county roads today. Roadways in Laurel County are slick and hazardous.
Deputies will be out in full force to assist on any traffic problems. Updates will follow.