FRANKFORT, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky Governor, Andy Beshear, warned Kentuckians about inclement climate to return Sunday night and Monday.
In an announcement he urged residents to “keep away from nonessential journey” in explaining, “it’s tempting to suppose the hazard has handed as a result of rising temperatures and rain this weekend have mixed to quickly soften snow and ice from our roadways. Sadly, temperatures are anticipated to drop dramatically this night, in a single day and into Monday morning. The end result shall be flash freezing and the onset of ‘black ice’ that can make driving tough. The snow could also be practically gone, however the want for excessive warning stays.”
Areas that shall be effected probably the most shall be these in Jap and Southern Kentucky.
The Kentucky Transportation Cupboard (KYTC) encourages residents to observe the following tips:
- Journey solely as mandatory throughout main winter climate occasions.
- Inventory automobiles with ice scrapers, jumper cables, blankets, a flashlight, cellular phone charger, non-perishable snacks and first support package do you have to be stranded on the street.
- Have your automotive battery, tire stress and brakes checked.
- Be certain that your heater, defroster, headlights and windshield wipers are working correctly.
- When snow and/or ice are on roadways, drive slowly it doesn’t matter what sort of car you’re in. It takes extra time and distance to cease your automobile in poor climate situations, so brake early and slowly.
- Take note of climate advisories and permit extra time to journey for routine commutes.
- Decelerate when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges or shaded areas.