MARSHALL COUNTY- Hazardous road conditions led to numerous accidents and traffic disruptions throughout the county this morning. A section of I-24 just out of Calvert City was backed up for miles following a multi-car accident that occurred just after 7 a.m. and an area of the Purchase Parkway near the 43 mile marker looked more like a parking lot than roadway after several vehicles lost control while attempting to traverse the on-ramp. While a rollover accident on Mayfield Highway and Houser Road did not result in any injuries, the vehicle sustained a significant amount of damage.
Emergency responders and wrecker services fought extreme conditions as reports of accidents and numerous disabled vehicles rolled in for several hours.
While road crews have been assisted by a little sunshine today, temperatures will once again drop into the low 20's this evening, causing any moisture remaining on roadways to freeze. Emergency responders report many motorists have been traveling an unsafe rates of speed, considering road conditions. Motorists are asked to slow down and use extreme caution this evening as ice can quickly develop on bridges, ramps and roadways.