Ice, Snow Cause Problems on Local Roads
Sun, 03/02/2014 - 19:22 RCN Newsdesk
The mix of ice and snow falling on Sunday caused many accidents, traffic delays, and road closures across Northern Kentucky.
I-275 was closed in both directions near the Kentucky 17/3L Highway exit after multiple accidents. The highway has since reopened.
The Brent Spence Bridge was also troubled by the storm with at least one lane closed following an accident. Another accident hindered traffic on I-75 north at Erlanger.
Traffic was also slow on I-75 between exit 181 (KY 18) and Buttermilk Pike.
The Roebling Suspension Bridge has been closed due to ice since earlier this morning.
Kenton County upgraded its Level One Snow Emergency to a Level Two Snow Emergency meaning that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow and may be icy. Only motorists whose travel is necessary should be on the roadways.
The National Weather Service downgraded its snow accumulation predictions to between one to two inches with more ice than originally expected.
This post will be updated with the latest traffic information as it comes in.
-Pat LaFleur, RCN contributor
Photo of I-275 when it was closed earlier, via traffic cam