(WYMT) - As the WYMT Severe Weather Alert Day continues during the weekend, Eastern Kentucky prepares for the drop in temperatures, wintry mix and snow.
Our weather team is constantly watching the severe conditions and will update the forecast if anything changes.
Good afternoon! I’m getting geared up for a long night. I’ve got all of the necessities packed. The @WYMT Weather Team has got you covered with whatever winter throws at us. Make sure you give myself, @AndrewWYMT and @ArdenWYMT a follow if you haven’t already. #SWAD #wymtwx pic.twitter.com/Tzrwj6XDhg— Brandon Robinson (@brobwx) January 12, 2018
WYMT crews are out investigating road conditions as the weather poses travel difficulties. We will have more information up on the website and during the 6 & 11 newscasts.
A rockslide blocked two lanes on Hwy 80 in Knott County.
I’m on my way to Laurel County where I’ll post up overnight and have updates on road conditions and weather coverage throughout the night and into tomorrow. @WYMT— Connor James WYMT (@ConnorWYMT) January 12, 2018
Check out this video of a massive pileup on Interstate 40 near Jackson, Tennessee from our sister station WVLT:
With multiple counties under a state of emergency or dealing with water shortages, crews are scrambling to repair leaks and fill tanks. WYMT has reporters on the scene and will update the situation throughout the weekend.
Crews with the Martin County Water District are working 18 hour days repairing leaks throughout the county. Officials estimate there are still more than 1,000 customers without water. I’ll have more on the work being done tonight on WYMT. pic.twitter.com/NUmAnckKCH— Cory McCauley (@CoryWYMT) January 12, 2018
Due to the threat of severe weather many schools, churches and events are closing for several days or cancelling. For the latest updates, click here.
Most of our high school games in the region are cancelled this evening! Everyone be safe if you must travel! Follow along with our Sky Alert Weather team all night long with updates! @AndrewWYMT @brobwx @ArdenWYMT pic.twitter.com/Ue8ZVZWz4I— Marcus Browning (@MarcusWYMT) January 12, 2018
Here are just some of the reports that we have recieved across Eastern Kentucky.
Started #snowing in #HatfieldKY in northern #PikeCoKY @WYMT @AndrewWYMT @ArdenWYMT @brobwx @nwsjacksonky @SpecNewsKY @JimWKYT @ChrisWKYT @Kentuckyweather @WeatherNation #ekywx #kywx pic.twitter.com/1AtNkCI2q6— Mary Reed Runyon (@MaryReedRunyon1) January 13, 2018
Check out this photo from Mike in London. Beautiful photo! pic.twitter.com/MauGBoRu5q— Brandon Robinson (@brobwx) January 13, 2018