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Update: I-75 in Whitley County back open, officials encourage people to stay off the roads

Interstate 75 near Corbin in Whitley County is snow covered and slick in spots as of 2:45 p.m....
Interstate 75 near Corbin in Whitley County is snow covered and slick in spots as of 2:45 p.m. Sunday, January 16th, 2022(WYMT)
Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 2:46 PM EST
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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - 4:40 p.m. Update: Officials with KYTC tell WYMT the section of I-75 that was shut down in Whitley County is back open.

However, we’re told they are asking drivers to stay off of the busy road and others in the District 11 region as conditions get worse to give their crews time to work.

Original Story:

Rain has changed over to snow in parts of Southern and Southeastern Kentucky and is starting to cause problems.

Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office in Manchester posted on their Facebook page a crash near the Kentucky/Tennessee border in Whitley County has the right lane of Interstate 75 southbound blocked. It was originally both lanes, but it looks like crews were able to clear the right lane.

Meanwhile, traffic cameras at Interstate 75 in Corbin and London just north of the crash are showing the busy road quickly becoming snow covered and slick. Drivers are asked to stay off the roads as much as possible. As the snow picks up, road conditions will go downhill quickly.

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