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Henderson Side Roads Still Slick

In Henderson, many side roads and streets are still an icy and dangerous mess, causing schools to cancel in-person learning and many businesses to close down temporarily for Friday, Feb. 12th.

Posted: Feb 12, 2021 1:08 AM

As temperatures drop over night in Henderson, one of the biggest concerns is black ice forming on those roadways, causing more vehicles to get stuck or worse, crash.

Connecting roads are still a big issue for Henderson drivers and in surrounding communities.

"We live out in the country and so pretty thick out there especially,” said Henderson resident, Scott Winiger.

And while the highways are mostly cleared, those side streets are still slick.

"We came in about twenty five miles the whole way into Henderson,” Winiger said. “And then Henderson was pretty clear but intersections were still pretty slick."

Several neighborhoods also experienced power outages, due to trees falling on powerlines.

"There were some power outages out close to us -- the next road over -- because of ice and everything."

And while virtual learning -- keeps students from missing class -- during storms like this, it was a struggle for teachers to stay connected.

“We’ve had some flickering but so far the houses right around here — we’ve been able to keep power,” said teacher Angie Young. “Internets been up and down so we’re teachers and so we’ve been going back and forth trying to go on each other’s google meets and stuff like that to keep up with students.”

And hopefully the internet will be more reliable Friday.

Henderson County and many Western Kentucky Districts will once again be using remote learning options to keep everyone safe.

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It was another brutally hot afternoon throughout the Tri-State; afternoon highs peaked in the mid to low 90s for our third straight day with heat indices approaching and even surpassing 100° at times earlier on. As for the remainder of the evening, one can expect much of the same - temperatures will stick around the upper 80s through at least dinnertime before dipping to 80° or so by 10PM. Winds shifting southward overnight will only allow temperatures to fall as low as the mid to low 70s throughout the Ohio Valley; we'll kick off what may end up being our hottest day in years with a morning low temperature of 73° in Evansville.
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