Icy Roads Make For Troublesome Travel Monday
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – The road conditions across the tri-state are deteriorating as freezing rain continues to fall Monday morning.
A layer of ice is covering the area after a wintry mix of precipitation overnight. A Winter Weather Advisory is in place for our entire listening area until 2:00 p.m.
Slick road conditions have prompted most area schools to close. Some are attempting to go on delays. Lawrenceburg Community Schools are on a two-hour delay as of 6:00 a.m., but superintendent Karl Galey said he would be reevaluating throughout the morning.
4:57 AM] Current temperatures across most of the forecast area are above freezing, but don’t be misled. Rain is freezing on untreated surfaces, making for icy conditions and hazardous travel. A winter advisory is valid until 2 PM today. pic.twitter.com/aZczJdYT0A
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) January 8, 2018
Road crews are out treating the roads. The Indiana Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says each had full call-outs of crews to begin treating roads late Sunday and overnight.
Still, many area roads are slick. There is a travel advisory in Franklin County. Slide-offs were reported on Interstate 275 in Boone County. If you have road condition reports to share, call us at (812) 537-9724.
After spending the past couple weeks below-freezing, Monday will bring a high of 39. Precipitation should cease later in the morning.
Roads are certainly icy, but so are driveways and sidewalks. Use caution when walking outside this morning.
— Eagle Country 99.3 (@eagle993) January 8, 2018