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Monday, February 7

NWS Radar

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for Calloway County beginning at 8:35 this morning and lasting until 3:00pm. The warning comes in conjunction with an area winter weather advisory in effect until 6:00pm. The storm system is moving out of the southeast and is expected to bring anywhere from 1-3   3-5 4 – 8 inches of snow today, but this could change.

Kentucky Transportation crews are on the roads this morning treating potential trouble spots. While pavement temperatures remain above freezing at this time, officials warn bridges, overpasses and some road surfaces may begin accumulating slush. Also, the heavy snowfall may create visibility issues for drivers. Please use appropriate caution if you’re getting out this morning and watch out for snow patches on the roadways and for other drivers. Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination.

Kentucky School Closings:
Murray State Evening Classes, Ballard County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Christian County (11am – elementary | 12pm – middle/high schools), Crittenden County (1pm), Community Christian Academy, Eastwood Christian Academy, Fulton City, Graves County, Hopkins County, Livingston County, Lyon County, Mayfield City (12:30pm), McCracken County, Murray Independent, New Covenant Academy-Hardin (10:45am), Northside Baptist Christian, Open Door Christian, Paducah City, Paducah’s Daymar College,
St. Joseph-Mayfield, St. Mary, Todd County (12pm), Trigg County (10:45am), Webster County (1pm), and West Kentucky Community and Technical College (day/night classes cancelled).

Illinois School Closings:
Cairo (12pm), Joppa Maple Grove and Massac Unit 1.

Tennessee School Closings:
Clarksville Academy (12pm), Clarksville Christian School (1pm), Houston County (11am), Montgomery County (2 hours early – each school), Obion County, Paris Special (12pm), Stewart County (10am), Weakley County (11:30am).

Road Accidents:
A tanker truck crash is blocking a Carlisle County section of US-51 Northbound is closed just north of Arlington. A semi-truck went off into the median on US-45 in the Leeder Bottom area. There have been over a dozen slide offs along US-62 in western McCracken County near the entrance of Information Age Park. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry has closed with hopes to resume operations tomorrow.

Road Conditions:
Kentucky: http://511.ky.gov/kyhb/main.jsf
Illinois: http://wrc.gettingaroundillinois.com/pages/wrc.htm
Tennessee: http://ww2.tdot.state.tn.us/tsw/smartmap.htm

Other Important links:
Kentucky Transportation’s Facebook Page
http://www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict1?v=wall

Latest Regional Weather Info
National Weather Service – Paducah

Our Regional Weather Page
http://www.wkms.org/weather.php

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Written by Chris Taylor

February 7, 2011 at 8:28 am

Posted in FYI

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