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  UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: McCracken County Emergency Management director Jerome Mansfield says Kentucky State Police and the McCracken County Sheriff's Department have extended the I-24 closure to mile marker 7 at Lourdes Hospital. Mansfield says this move will help crews clear I-24 more efficiently.

Kentucky State Police say hundreds of drivers are stranded on a more than 80-mile stretch of Interstate 24.

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With 6 to 10 inches of snow across the region, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging people to stay home. KTC spokesman Keith Todd said some areas are seeing 15 inches of snow and 2 foot snow drifts are fairly common. Todd said this storm has been more difficult than last month’s due to near blizzard conditions. 

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Yesterday’s sun helped melt some of the near record snow Kentucky experienced earlier in the week, but this morning saw another 1 to 2 inches of the white powder across the region. 

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky

Mar 5, 2014
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Western Kentucky roadways are improving as crews continue to clear pavement with plows and salt, though some ramps and “C” snow priority routes remained covered.

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Offices and facilities at Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area will not re-open Thursday as initially planned.

Staff have been working to clear layers of ice from LBL roads and parking lots in preparation for the return of visitors, but Area Supervisor Tina Tilley says the roads remain too slick for driving. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is spreading salt on roads and highways as a mix of snow, sleet and rain fall throughout the region.

KYTC spokesperson Keith Todd said his biggest concern is ice, since it takes more salt for it to melt.

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is watching the weather this evening to determine whether roads will need to be treated for ice.

KYTC District 1 spokesperson Keith Todd said freezing precipitation has been called for in the forecast, but crews will still need to wait and see if that merits treating the roads just yet.