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A cold airmass in place combined with an anomalous low pressure system to produce an early season freezing rain event across central Kentucky and southern Indiana.  Many locations received between a tenth and a quarter of an inch of ice accumulating on trees/shrubs and other elevated surfaces.  Warm ground temperatures kept most roads ice free, though some bridges had slick spots.  

The ice on the trees, many of which still had leaves that helped to weigh them down, caused several limbs/branches to snap and some trees to fall.  There were many reports of power flashes overnight as branches hit transformers.  At the peak of the event, over 100,000 customers were without power in the region.

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A white forest in Nelson County, KY (photo by Jaymesha Dawson)
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