Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are geared up to respond to a Christmas night snowstorm that is expected to create travel issues overnight on Tuesday and through the day on Wednesday.
Before they left work on Friday, KYTC crews across Western Kentucky fueled their trucks, loaded them with salt, and mounted snow plows so they can be prepared to roll out as quickly as possible as the storm develops.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of the region. Forecasters are comparing this storm to the Christmas week storm in 2004 that snarled highways across the region, closing some. Areas of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois are expecting 10 inches or more of snow. Kentucky’s Mississippi River and Ohio River border counties are expecting 4 inches or more of snow. NWS meteorologists are expecting high winds which will further complicate travel.
Motorists are advised to closely monitor the weather forecast and adjust their travel plans to that forecast. There is a good chance that additional watch and warning advisories will be issued by the NWS as the storm continues to develop and move across the region.