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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Our Tuesday was nothing short of chilly, gloomy, gray and wintry throughout the Tri-State; afternoon high temperatures only reached as high as the middle to low 30s throughout the region. Our peak temperature of 32° in Evansville was 16° below the norm for this time of the year. As for the evening ahead, cloud cover and cool air will linger - additionally, there have been reports of sporadic flurries on and off throughout the day and some portions in the Lower Ohio Valley may continue to see brief snow showers through 10 o’clock this evening. Our winds will shift southward overnight tonight into early Wednesday morning and while it won’t necessarily drive temperatures higher for the predawn hours, It will help keep temperatures from falling much further than where they currently stand. Extract the morning low temperature near 29° in Evansville as we kick off our midweek.
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