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An arctic cold front and upper level disturbance slowly crossed Kentucky from late Monday, January 15th, through Tuesday, January 16th. Both the slow movement of this system along with the development of several heavier snow bands on the 16th brought widespread accumulating snow to eastern Kentucky, with snowfall totals ranging from 1 to 6 inches. With very cold air filtering in as the snow came to an end, roads continued to be hazardous into the morning of January 17th. This led to numerous vehicular accidents, including one on Interstate 75 near London which caused multiple lanes to be shut down for a couple of hours.

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Main Street in Ravenna (photo courtesy of Estill County Emergency Management) Hwy 578 North of London (photo courtesy of Johnnie Nicholson) Pike County (photo courtesy of Mary Reed Runyon)
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Lakeshore Drive in Burnside (photo courtesy of Laura Wagner)

Intersection of Hwy 914 and Hwy 27 in Somerset (photo courtesy of LaTonya Vernon) Estill Ave in Irvine (photo courtesy of Estill County Emergency Management)
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