Roads slick, hazardous

Jackson County roads remained snow-covered and slick Friday morning.

Sheriff Mike Carothers said motorists should give themselves plenty to time to get where they're going or stay home if they can.

"They're not good," Carothers said of area roads. "We had four semis stuck (on U.S. 50) going up the knobs near the Medora junction and we've had several accidents on U.S. 50 between Brownstown and Seymour."

Other bad spots include State Road 258 between Cortland and Freetown and all along Interstate 65, Carothers said.

A state snowplow was called out to clear snow and spread salt in the knobs area so that those four stuck semis could make it up and through the winding hills, Carothers said.

Sheriff's department officers blocked traffic while that work took place.

Carothers said as of 8:40 a.m. his department had no injuries to report as a result of any of those wrecks.

All Jackson County schools were closed Friday, adding yet another day to the number missed this winter because of the weather.

Carothers said the overnight snowfall — which totaled about three inches in Seymour — took people by surprise. No accumulation had been in the forecast until Friday night and Saturday morning.

"It looks like this may just  be the start of it with more coming in," Carothers said.

The National Weather Service forecast through Friday night includes the possibility of another inch of snow accompanied by winds gusting to 30 mph.

A chance of light snow remains in the forecast through Sunday morning.

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