WKU Public Radio News Staff
Fri January 25, 2013
Icy Morning Commute Across Kentucky, Indiana Will Give Way to Smoother Afternoon Commute
Mother Nature is causing problems across much of Kentucky and southern Indiana, with freezing rain and sleet causing lots of travel issues.
In Louisville, numerous accidents have been reported on Interstates 65 and 64. South of Louisville, I-65 was shut down at milemarker 56 at the Barren/Hart County line after a bus slid off the road early this morning. Icy conditions are to blame. Access to the interstate has also been restricted in Hardin County from Elizabethtown to LaRue/Hart County because of multiple accidents.
The Transportation Cabinet's Keith Todd says a crash involving three semis has shut down eastbound lanes of the Western Kentucky Parkway in Ohio County. Parts of the Pennyrile Parkway are described as being a "skating rink."
Because of the earlier snow, ice and rain the roadways in southern Indiana are beginning to become slick and hazardous. Drivers are urged to use caution and avoid unnecessary travel. I-64 is shut down due to an overturned semi in Crawford County.
Road conditions are expected to improve later in the day as the temperatures rise above the freezing mark