Governor addresses state prior to winter storm

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Thursday, Beshear addressed the state about the rain, sleet and snow hitting the state today and overnight.

In the press conference, the governor asked the public to stay off of the roads when the storm hits.

Flooding, icing, power outages and more are expected.

Beshear says non-emergency state operations will be closed tomorrow as well.

Road crews could not pretreat the roads because the rain would have washed it right off so roads will be worse than if they could have pretreated according to the governor.

Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet Jim Gray says travel conditions could become difficult or impossible over the next 24 hours. He asks that people stay off the road so the workers can clear the roads and emergency personnel can do their jobs.

Beshear announced that the national guard is prepping to deploy if they are needed during the storm and says he doesn’t believe Kentucky has ever seen this many severe weather events happening in this amount of time.

There have been four states of emergency declared in just two months.