WATCH GOV. BESHEAR IN THE PLAYER ABOVESevere winter weather is starting to wind down for some parts of the WLKY viewing area, but it will linger in others.Freezing rain, sleet, and snow continued overnight and into Thursday morning, amounting to significant ice accumulations. Most near and south of Louisville are in the ¼ to ½ inch range for ice totals. Louisville also got a quick dusting of snow.Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency Thursday due to the weather.Radar | Traffic map | Alerts | School changes While several warnings and advisories remain in effect until 7 p.m., it’s really just the southern area, like Bardstown and Shepherdsville, south of the Bluegrass Parkway, that will continue getting ice into the afternoon.By 5 a.m., the winter weather was already tapering off for northern communities, including Louisville. Some of those advisories could drop early, but short, isolated bursts of snow can’t be ruled out.But it’s important to note that just because the weather is wrapping up, doesn’t mean the ice is leaving. Temperatures are staying below freezing for all, making the ice, sleet and snow tough to melt. This means problems on the roads. Transportation and weather authorities are advising people not to travel during this period if they can avoid it. Untreated roads are specifically bad, and freezing rain tends to wash away salt, so use extra caution.By 9 a.m., only a few, non-major interstate crashes had been reported.In Louisville, roads have been getting treatment since Monday. The system also knocked out power for thousands. At 5 a.m., nearly 50,000 were reportedly without across the state. View current outages Many woke up to power lines and trees completely coated in ice.By Thursday afternoon, the system will finally pull eastward as drier skies take over for the entire area. Another light wintry mix could come Saturday and possibly another hit of wintry weather on Monday. Download the WLKY App on your phone for updates and potential changes to this forecast.

WATCH GOV. BESHEAR IN THE PLAYER ABOVE

Severe winter weather is starting to wind down for some parts of the WLKY viewing area, but it will linger in others.

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Freezing rain, sleet, and snow continued overnight and into Thursday morning, amounting to significant ice accumulations. Most near and south of Louisville are in the ¼ to ½ inch range for ice totals. Louisville also got a quick dusting of snow.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear declared a State of Emergency Thursday due to the weather.

Radar | Traffic map | Alerts | School changes

While several warnings and advisories remain in effect until 7 p.m., it’s really just the southern area, like Bardstown and Shepherdsville, south of the Bluegrass Parkway, that will continue getting ice into the afternoon.

By 5 a.m., the winter weather was already tapering off for northern communities, including Louisville. Some of those advisories could drop early, but short, isolated bursts of snow can’t be ruled out.

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But it’s important to note that just because the weather is wrapping up, doesn’t mean the ice is leaving. Temperatures are staying below freezing for all, making the ice, sleet and snow tough to melt.

This means problems on the roads. Transportation and weather authorities are advising people not to travel during this period if they can avoid it. Untreated roads are specifically bad, and freezing rain tends to wash away salt, so use extra caution.

By 9 a.m., only a few, non-major interstate crashes had been reported.

In Louisville, roads have been getting treatment since Monday.

The system also knocked out power for thousands. At 5 a.m., nearly 50,000 were reportedly without across the state. View current outages

Many woke up to power lines and trees completely coated in ice.

By Thursday afternoon, the system will finally pull eastward as drier skies take over for the entire area.

Another light wintry mix could come Saturday and possibly another hit of wintry weather on Monday.

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Download the WLKY App on your phone for updates and potential changes to this forecast.

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