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Folks 'scraping by' as first ice storm of 2021 hits Kentucky

Posted at 6:11 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 19:32:08-05

WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — It was a non-stop job for road crews and Kyle Steele of Winchester. Clark County plow trucks spent hours treating and scraping streets while Steele used a make-shift ice scraper to clear his windshield.

"It's a little piece of plastic because I don't have one," said Steele while chipping away at a quarter-inch of ice on his van.

Many downtown side streets were snow and ice-covered, but people gave the county road workers a break knowing frigid temperatures complicated matters.

Andre LaRocque ventured out to a gas station to grab a cup of coffee.

"I've been out of power since 4:30 this morning luckily we got heat, a fireplace. We're doing all right," said LaRocque.

Tuesday's ice storm proved to be too much for some trees and wires. A big branch missed one man's home on Boone Avenue by only a few feet. On another street, two fallen limbs blocked cars in side-by-side driveways.

Jennifer Ginn's trees survived the ice, still, she didn't have a restful night.

"I was waiting all last night to see for the power to go out but so far so good," said Ginn.