Feared snow produces only couple of inches

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By Ben Carlson

They were too prepared, but that’s a good thing.

County highway foreman Chip Chambers said his crews were prepared for significantly more snow that the 1 ½ to 2 inches that fell Thursday in Anderson County, but is happy those preparations proved unnecessary.

“It’s a blessing, really,” Chambers said by phone around 1:30 p.m.

For the past several days, forecasters warned of snow accumulations of up to 6 inches through the day Thursday. Not nearly that amount fell here, but enough did fall to have county and state highway crews out in full force.

Chambers said his crews had covered 75 to 80 percent of the county’s roads — those without centerline stripes — by Thursday afternoon. The rest, he said, would be treated by sun-up Friday.

He said road conditions stayed relatively good through the day Thursday.

“The snow that’s out there isn’t real slick right now,” he said. “It could get slick tonight with the very cold temperatures.

“We’ll be back out by 5:30 a.m. (Friday) and should be able to knock it out.”

As of 1:30 p.m., Chambers said weather radar showed that most of the expected snow had already passed Anderson County.

“There’s still some moving through Louisville, so we might have about two more hours of snow,” he said. “I don’t see much more significant snow on the way.”

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