Keith Todd on Wind Storms

Murray, KY – Western Kentucky is recovering from the remnants of Hurricane Ike that sent gusts as high at 65 miles per hour across our region Sunday morning. Kentucky Highway Department Spokesman Keith Todd says the damage to roadways was similar to that caused by ice storms in February this year. "We actually have still a few places out there where there are trees on the right of way that we had been gradually been trying to get pushed back or trimmed back from the ice storm and we were about to get caught up with a lot of that work and now we have to start that over again." Todd says highway recovery teams have managed to clear off at least one lane of several secondary highways in Purchase and Pennyrile areas. He says it may be as many as three or four months before all roads are clear.