Gov. Beshear took to the podium on Monday to update Bluegrass citizens on the status of the current winter storm.
Heavy snow is reported in our Western Kentucky tri-state, along with sleet in parts of Central Kentucky and freezing rain and ice in Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky.
“The conditions on our roads are deteriorating very quickly," said Beshear. "Parts of Kentucky are getting significant snow, sleet and freezing rain or an ice storm. We’re one of the only states getting all three in a very significant way,” said Gov. Beshear. “We’ve come too far in the last 11 months protecting one another to lose people in an event like this.”
Beshear asked for all Kentucky citizens to remain in their homes as much as possible during this winter storm.
“Every single county in Kentucky is under a winter storm watch or a warning," said Beshear. "This second wave of wintry weather will produce much more snow and ice accumulation than the first,” said Director Dossett. “Travel will become difficult to impossible this afternoon and tonight. Power outages are possible due to snow and previous ice accumulations on trees and power lines. It’s an extremely dangerous time – please be careful.”
If Kentuckians lose power, the governor said to call their utility company, and if they are using a generator, charcoal grill, or another appliance to heat their home, to make sure to never use it inside the home due to carbon monoxide posoning. The governor said to keep all heating devices at least 20 feet away from their home.