While the fatal wreck on the Bypass was certainly the most tragic last night, it was by no means the only accident.
Roads are much improved this morning, but first responders in Christian County were constantly responding to accidents around 6pm last night and remained busy for much of the evening.
State and county road crews worked through the night and have salted down bridges and overpasses that caused a majority of the problems. Even so, most local school systems including Christian have closed for the day with the exception of Todd County where they are opening one hour late and Fort Campbell, which will open two hours late.
A complete list of our closures and cancellations can be found on our website, lite987whop.com by clicking on the snowflake at the upper right hand corner of the page.
Anyone who must be out on the roads this morning is urged to use caution and to be especially careful on bridges, which are still wet and in danger of freezing over again. A vehicle ran off Greenville Road at a slick spot just south of Dogwood Kelly Road this morning and hit a natural gas line. Atmos and the State Highway Department were called to the scene.
One of the many weather-related wrecks in the city happened about 7pm on East 7th Street when 56-year old Fanny Redd of Hopkinsville slid on an icy bridge and hit the rail.
Ms. Redd told police she had only been traveling 10 to 15 miles per hour, but that she still hit the bridge hard. She went to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for minor injuries by private vehicle.
Several accidents were also reported near the seven mile-marker of the Pennyrile Parkway, where motorists were losing control on a bridge and wrecking. One woman had a possible broken arm in a crash just before 6 o’clock.
Any slick spots that are left over should be gone by this afternoon, as the forecast is for a high temperature of 40 degrees today and there are no winter weather advisories or warnings in effect for any of our counties.