|Light snow causes few problems in southern Pennyrile|
Light snow has fallen off and on all morning since it changed over from rain overnight, though no major problems have been reported locally.
A dispatcher at the Hopkinsville-Christian County ECC said one motorist slid off the road this morning, but there haven’t been a lot of traffic issues noted from the first snow of the winter.
The State Highway Department says they are out treating roads in western Kentucky and plowing snow in counties to our north and west.
In Todd County, Elkton Police Chief Bruce Marklin says there haven’t been any issues with roads there.
Numerous wrecks were reported in Muhlenberg County this morning where the snow was much more abundant, while a few accidents were also recorded in Trigg County where the changeover occurred much earlier.
The National Weather Service has extended the Winter Weather Advisory for Christian, Todd, Trigg, Muhlenberg, Hopkins and Caldwell Counties until 3pm as forecasters say another additional inch of snow could fall before the system completely moves off to the east. Our middle Tennessee counties are under an advisory until 4pm.
The highest accumulations in Kentucky were near the Ohio River, where seven inches fell in Bardwell and 7 and a half inches in the community of Oscar. Albion, Illinois got the most snow of anyone, where 18.3 inches of the white stuff fell.
Forecasts for the storm changed several times this week, but the earliest projections of a northwestern track wound up being correct and later models showing blizzard conditions as far east as Cadiz were far from accurate.