Kentucky declares state of emergency due to snow

Posted at 3:18 PM, Jan 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-22 15:29:50-05

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has declared a statewide emergency from a winter storm that hit parts of Kentucky with a combination of ice and heavy snow.

Bevin said Friday that the emergency declaration provides local officials with immediate access to state resources in dealing with the storm.

The governor is urging people to stay off the roads as authorities deal with a multitude of wrecks on slick roads.

Michael Dossett, director of Kentucky Emergency Management, says the state has endured the worst part of the snow. He says the storm is expected to move out of the region Friday evening.

Dossett reports sporadic power outages in the state.