Icy road conditions cause problems for morning commute in multiple counties across the Tri-State

HENDERSON, Ky (WEHT) – Scattered icy patches on roads, bridges, and overpasses caused a series of accidents early this morning.

Eyewitness News spoke with transportation officials about preparing for yet another night of winter weather conditions.

“We got started around 2:30 this morning dispatch called in about some wrecks on a bypass,” says Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Keith Melhiser in the Daviess County extension.

Within the waking hours, several Accidents occurred between Henderson, Daviess and McLean Counties.

There were even some minor injuries reported.

Transportation officials on both sides of the river worked efficiently to get salt trucks out to help with the morning commute.

“We’re going to have just a few people ou treating tonight and monitoring making sure and if something were to happen and say the system was to change direction or move or change in any way you know we got 120 drivers throughout the district up and ready,” says Indot spokesperson Jason Tiller.

Officials say although they are doing the best they can to keep the roads safe the responsibility also falls on drivers.

“If people would learn to slow down some there wouldn’t be wrecks as bad. I mean when we get a little snow they want to drive way to fast on a bypass or on the roads and that’s when the problems happen,” says Melhiser.

“Even if we do have wet roads and good pavement temperatures you can still see some surface freezing so the most important thing during any kind of winter event is to slow down. Leave yourself extra time to get to your destination. Don’t drive distracted stay off your cell phone ad don’t be eating your cheeseburger going down the road, ” says Tiller.

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(This story was originally published on Feb. 6, 2020)

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