The effects of the Arctic blast linger over the entire Louisville area while it snows. Snow began falling around 8pm on Thursday and continued for several hours, leaving 2 to 4 inches of snow across the area. Part between Thursday and Friday. Resources: Interactive Radar // Alerts // Closures // Power Outages Below, we will provide updates from authorities as the weather continues to impact the region over the next few days. At 8:30 am on Saturday, I-65 stopped at the southbound 51st Mile Marker just south of Cave City. Traffic is down as roads are frozen and impassable. At 6:30 am on Saturday, TARC resumed service. Northbound demolition work continues on Interstate 71 near Gallatin County. At 8 p.m. Friday, the Louisville Metro Police Department said one person was stranded, two were hit, one was injured, and one was hit and run. Friday 3:00 PM Hospital Number: UofL Health Status: 6 Frostbite Baptists: 1 Hypothermic 12:00 noon, Mayor of Louisville will hold update on Friday. As of 11 am, he said, there had been eight injuries, 70 no injuries, and 41 cold exposures, and he had to stay warm in shelters and hospitals. Garbage collection has been suspended. Friday’s garbage will be collected on Monday. City officials begin spraying with just enough salt to raise temperatures enough to be effective. Salt he starts to work around 10-15 degrees. Highlands, Lyndon and Valley Station see the most LG&E blackouts. Operation White Flag is still in effect, and a homeless shelter has been opened at Broadbent Shelter, currently housing 40 people. 10 a.m. Friday Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said at least two of his people died from weather-related methods. He urged people to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary, especially shoppers and travelers. The wind chill is close to minus 30 degrees.
While it’s snowing, the effects of the Arctic explosion linger over the entire Louisville area.
The snow started around 8pm on Thursday and continued for several hours, covering two to four inches.
Temperatures dropped to nearly 50 degrees Celsius in some areas Thursday through Friday.
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Below we provide updates from the authorities as the weather continues to affect the region over the next few days.
9 a.m. Saturday
Road conditions in the area remain highly variable and temperatures remain dangerously cold.
Saturday at 8:30 am
Interstate 65 is closed at the southbound 51-mile marker just south of Cave City. Traffic is down as roads are frozen and impassable.
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Saturday at 6:30 am
TARC resumes service.
Work continues to clear northbound I-71 near Gallatin County.
8 p.m. Friday
The Louisville Metro Police Department said one person was stranded, two were hit, one was injured, and one was hit and run.
LMPD said it will provide more information as it becomes available.
3 p.m. Friday
- UofL Health: 6 Frostbite Patients
- Baptiste: 1 patient with hypothermia
The Mayor of Louisville keeps an update. As of 11 a.m., he said, there had been eight injuries, 70 non-injuries, and 41 cold exposures, requiring people to be taken to shelters or hospitals to warm up. .
Garbage collection has stopped. Friday’s trash will be collected on Monday.
City crews start with just enough salt to warm up enough to be effective. Salt starts working at about 10-15 degrees.
Highland, Lyndon, and Valley Station have the highest number of LG&E outages.
Operation White Flag continues today with the opening of a homeless shelter at Broadbent Shelter, which currently houses 40 people.
10 am Friday
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said at least two people died in weather-related ways. Another was announced later.
He urged people, especially shoppers and tourists, to stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.
Friday at 7am
The roads in the Louisville area are passable with great care, but the crew still have a lot of work to do. Since the temperature is low, salt is not very effective.
The wind chill is close to -30 degrees.