Icy Conditions Create Hazardous Driving Conditions Wintry mix leaves icy coating overnight

January 31, 2023

PADUCAH, Ky. (Jan. 31, 2023) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 1 Snow and Ice Team reports accumulations of ice across Kentucky's 12 westernmost counties have created hazardous driving conditions across the region.

KYTC engineers continue to urge drivers to limit their travel.

A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until 9 a.m., CST. Several rounds of a wintry mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, and freezing drizzle overnight have made walking and driving difficult on untreated surfaces.

District 1 crews were out treating and plowing on "A" Snow Priority Routes overnight, with most crews focusing on Interstates and parkways. Many "B" and "C" Snow Priority Routes remain untreated and therefore remain ice-covered.

Again, avoiding travel is your best choice. If you do choose to venture out this morning, please allow for extra travel time and reduce speed during the morning commute.

While a number of KYTC District 1 personnel rotated home for rest during the overnight hours, crews will be returning early this morning to ramp up ice-fighting activities.

KYTC District 1 is responsible for 2,835 miles of highway in McCracken, Ballard, Carlisle, Hickman, Fulton, Graves, Calloway, Trigg, Lyon, Crittenden, Livingston, and Marshall Counties.