Tricky Travel Tonight; More Southern IL Snow
By National Weather Service
PADUCAH - Friday evening snow ranged from 5 inches in Perry and Franklin counties in Illinois, to barely a trace for several western Kentucky counties.

Marion, Illinois totaled 4 inches on Friday evening, and Pope County caught at least 3 inches. Cape Girardeau recorded 2.8 inches, Massac County got two inches, Lyon County had two inches, and McCracken County saw about an inch.

Several accidents had been reported in southern Illinois due to deteriorating road conditions.

Southern Illinois and the Pennyrile region of Kentucky are areas with the greatest travel concerns over the next several hours due to snow and sleet accumulating on roadways. Up to an additional inch of snow could still fall in southern Illinois overnight.

Further south in western Kentucky, snow and sleet are still possible, but temperatures are beginning to warm and precipitation should gradually switch over to rain.

At 9:15 pm Friday, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said there were trucks plowing and treating in Crittenden, Marshall and Livingston Counties, with slick spots reported in several areas. Lyon County crews reported that roads were wet but not slick. Several counties reported wet snow falling, with Crittenden County reports saying an inch had already accumulated. 

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Published 10:05 PM, Friday Jan. 11, 2019
Updated 07:43 AM, Saturday Jan. 12, 2019