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An early winter storm blanketed the region with as much as four inches of snow and ice Tuesday, cancelling school throughout the area.
The weather also resulted in a temporary midday closure of Interstate 71 at mile marker 30 when two tractor trailers “got tangled up,” according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Public Affairs Officer Trooper Chip Perry.
Perry said Post 5 worked a couple of other accidents in the same spot, which he said iced up quickly.
Henry County Public Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams said the district made the cancelled school at 5:45 Tuesday morning.
“We get out around 4:30 in the morning and have several people throughout the district that travel the roads,” he said. “This morning was somewhat unique.”
Abrams said that the northern portion of the county was clear, while the southeastern corner of the county was an entirely different story.
“The more you went toward the Pleasureville, Bethlehem and Lockport area, the state roads were in good condition, but the secondary roads were all ice covered,” Abrams said.
By 9 a.m., it became clear that Abrams’ decision was good — snow began falling heavily around 9 a.m., and by noon roads in Campbellsburg were slick.
Tuesday morning, Abrams said it was unclear if school would be cancelled Wednesday as well.
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