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While snow is done falling, the impact of an arctic blast will linger throughout the Louisville region.
Snow started falling around 8 p.m. on Thursday and fell for hours, leaving 2-4 inches across the area.
Temperatures fell drastically, by nearly 50 degrees in some parts between Thursday and Friday.
Below, we’ll give updates from officials as the weather continues to impact the area over the next days.
Oldham County dispatch tells WLKY thanks to state crews putting down salt, they have just been able to re-open Highway 42.
Dispatch in Oldham County advises drivers to avoid Highway 42 from Hillcrest to River Bluff, saying the roadway has iced over and conditions are dangerous. It’s unknown how long Highway 42 will be shut down but dispatch says they’re working to get crews to the area.
State Police release a statement reading, “At this time due to a collective effort by the Kentucky State Police, the Kentucky National Guard, the state highway department, and everyone else involved Interstate 71 is open northbound and southbound in Gallatin County.” Multiple crashes began around 11:30 Thursday evening when conditions began to deteriorate, causing drivers to become stranded for miles.
Gov. Beshear issues a temporary executive order reducing the speed limit to 45 mph on two interstates.
To protect travelers, @govandybeshear’s executive order temporarily reduces the speed limit to 45 mph on two interstates:

➡️I-71 from I-264 in Jefferson Co to the merger of I-71/I-75 in Boone Co
➡️I-65 from the Western KY Parkway in Hardin Co to I-264
Gov. Beshear gives an update in which he advises drivers to please stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary until conditions can improve.
Road conditions still highly variable around the region with temperatures still dangerously low.
I-65 is shutdown at the 51 mile marker southbound just south of Cave City. Traffic is backing up due to the road being ice covered and impassable.
TARC resumes services.
Work continues to clear I-71 northbound near Gallatin County.
Louisville Metro Police Department says they have helped one person stranded, two crashes, with one being an injury, and one hit-and-run.
LMPD said they will provide more information once it becomes available.
Hospital numbers:
Louisville mayor holds update. He said as of 11 a.m., there have been 8 injury accidents, 70 non-injury accidents and 41 cold exposures, meaning people had to be taken to shelter or hospital to warm up.
Trash collection is suspended. Friday’s garbage will be picked up Monday.
City crews have enough salt to start applications as temperatures rise enough for it to be effective. Salt starts to work around 10-15 degrees.
Highlands, Lyndon and Valley Station are seeing the most LG&E power outages.
Operation White Flag is still in effect and a homeless shelter has been opened at Broadbent Shelter, 40 people are currently staying there.
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear says at least two people have died in weather-related ways. Another was announced later.
He urged people to stay inside unless absolutely necessary, especially shoppers and travelers.
Roads across the Louisville region are passable with extreme caution, but crews still have a lot of work to do. Salt isn’t quite effective with temperatures so low.
Wind chills are nearly -30 degrees.
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