LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Officials are warning motorists to use extreme caution on Kentucky roads and highways that could be slick with ice due to sleet, freezing rain and snow.
The National Weather Service says freezing rain and sleet moved across Kentucky on Sunday. The precipitation was expected to turn into snow later Sunday, and snowfall was expected to continue into Monday. Meteorologists said significant accumulations of ice were possible.
Parts of the state could receive up to 8 inches of sleet and snow through Monday, with temperatures hitting lows in the single digits Monday night.
The state activated its emergency operations center Sunday afternoon.
In Lexington, Mayor Jim Gray said road crews began work at noon Sunday, and the city has 3,800 tons of salt available to spread on icy roads.