DUE TO HEAVY SNOWS IN WESTERN KENTUCKY...WIDESPREAD 6 TO 12 INCH SNOWFALL AMOUNTS HAVE HAULTED AREA TRAVEL. ISOLATED 15 INCH AMOUNTS HAVE BEEN REPORTED. DRIFTS UP TO A FOOT AND A HALF HAVE ALSO BEEN REPORTED. THIS IS A DANGEROUS STORM SITUATION AND TRAVEL SHOULD BE AVOIDED IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. (National Weather Service)

kytranscab-snow copyHOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/31/13) - If you see snow plows driving slow along area highways over the next few, days don't be unnerved.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway Crews are gearing up for snow season. Plow operators are checking their equipment and making test runs along their assigned routes, according to spokesman Keith Todd.

"Today, the KYTC Henderson County Maintenance crew will be making test runs," said Todd. "Other counties will be making test runs over the next few days.

Official snow season runs from Nov. 1 to April 1. The earliest recorded snowfall for the region is Oct. 31. The median early snowfall is about Dec. 20. The area av-erages about 10.5 inches of snow per year, usually in three or four snow events. Most area snowfall comes in January and February.

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