Snow heavy, but not as bad as 2004
by The Cadiz Record
Mar 13, 2008 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It was a day late, but not an inch short as Trigg County woke up to more than six inches of snow last Saturday morning. The snowfall was predicted to hit the area mid day Friday - and that was enough to close Trigg County Schools – but the frozen precipitation didn’t begin to arrive until late that afternoon.

When it was all over as much as 6-8 inches covered the ground.

With warming temperatures, however, the snow began to leave almost as quickly as it arrived. The snowfall was the most the area had seen since late December 2004 when I-24 was blocked for miles and travelers were housed in churches, the school gym and area homes until the roads cleared.

Ironically it was that storm that probably helped keep the Interstate cleared in the most recent storm.

Keith Todd, public information officer for the Kentucky Department of Highways District One and Two, said that following that storm a road plan was implemented in hopes to avoid another such incident.

Todd said there were two problems with the storm of 2004 as compared to the one this past weekend. One, he noted, was the temperature in December of 2004 and the other was waiting on wreckers to clear a lane of traffic in the event of a semi wreck.

“Normally this late in the season it will warm up in a few days,” Todd said. “Then the snow will clean off quickly.”

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