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Kentucky Bracing For Major Winter Storm Brining Snow, Ice, Freezing Temps

Ryan Van Velzer

Kentucky is preparing for the likelihood of big snow and ice accumulations this week, with the heaviest snowfall likely to hit starting early Monday afternoon.

Some parts of central Kentucky are expecting to get up to eight inches of snow, with snowfall rates exceeding one-inch-per-hour in parts of the commonwealth.

The National Weather Service also predicts that up to half-an-inch of ice accumulation could occur through tomorrow, in an area of the state south and east of a line from Tompkinsville to Richmond.

Another winter storm system is expected to hit the region Wednesday night, bringing more snow and the potential for added ice.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews will be focused on maintaining mobility on the interstates, parkways, and highly-traveled routes.

Officials warn motorists and anyone who will be outside in the coming days to be on the lookout for downed power lines and trees.


Power outages are also expected. Anyone experiencing a power outage is advised to contact their local utility company.

COVID Vaccine Clinic at Med Center Health Closed Monday

The COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Med Center Health in Bowling Green will be closed Monday due to the winter weather.

Appointments will be rescheduled, but the health care provider says it can’t do that immediately due to the uncertainty surrounding the snow storm that’s impacting the region.

Med Center Health says they will contact anyone with an appointment today about rescheduling as soon as possible.

Kevin is the News Director at WKU Public Radio. He has been with the station since 1999, and was previously the Assistant News Director, and also served as local host of Morning Edition.