The AP is reporting that I-75 in eastern Kentucky has been reopened Saturday afternoon following the winter storm that hit the state Friday.
Some motorists were stranded on the interstate for hours. An official tells the AP there were no injuries related to the traffic standstill.
Update at 10:00 a.m.:
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office in Elizabethtown issued the following update on road conditions throughout the region Saturday:
With snow and ice teams working around the clock since late Thursday night, most primary routes in District 4 have improved greatly since accumulating precipitation ended and moved east. I-65, Western Kentucky Parkway and Bluegrass Parkway are all open but traffic continues moving at a slower than normal pace.
U.S. highways such as 31-W, 31-E, 60, 62 and 150 are still covered in many places, particularly in our eastern counties where snow accumulation totals are between 12 and 15 inches.
Secondary roads which include many state routes are still mostly covered. These will be a major focus for snow and ice teams today. Crews will continue to plow roads and treat where possible. Sunshine will be very favorable to improving road conditions. Crews will work into the evening, but with temperatures forecast generally close to zero around the region, chemical treatments will be ineffective. After plowing is complete today, treatment will resume on Sunday.