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Freezing Rain, Sleet Move Across Kentucky

Reported: Mar. 2, 2014 3:59 PM EST
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Officials say waves of freezing rain and sleet have moved across northern, central and western Kentucky, part of a winter storm that will make road travel treacherous and could result in power outages.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says ice was collecting on trees and vehicles on Sunday, and some tree limbs are starting to sag under the weight. Falling tree limbs could hit power lines, causing them to break.

The freezing rain and ice was expected to turn into snow later Sunday, and snowfall was expected to continue into Monday.

Officials are telling residents to avoid unnecessary travel. In Union County, crews have started salting and plowing roads to deal with slick spots.

Authorities said the ferry connecting Hickman, Ky. with Dorena, Mo. has been closed due to icy conditions.

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