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Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc In Laurel County

Posted at 10:22 PM, Dec 09, 2018

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – The winter storm that moved through southern Kentucky on Saturday created some problems in Laurel County.

Slick road conditions caused some car accidents and ice caused some trees to fall onto roads.

Brenda Liggins and her family stopped for gas in Laurel County. They were worried about driving through parts of southeastern Kentucky on their way home to Greensboro, North Carolina.

“Normally it’s probably about a nine hour drive, so it’s probably going to take us…  I hate to say 15, but it may be that long,” said Liggins.

As the wintry mix fell and temperatures stayed below freezing, drivers ran into some slick spots.

“There was a little bit of sleet, but the roads were fine. I followed a salt truck most of the way,” said London resident Carol Johnson.

When Johnson heard that icy conditions were making their way towards her home, she decided to come back early from Lexington.

“We have travels coming up this week​, and I just wanted to make sure I got back in time to get everything done before we left,” said Johnson.

Road crews were spotted all over Laurel County working to keep the roads in good shape, and first responders were busy too.

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The Laurel County Fire Department posted on their Facebook page that they responded to many crashes on Saturday.

In one of those accidents the roof of the car had to be cut in order to get the passengers out.

Emergency officials say drivers should take it slow until the roads have completely dried up.