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Storm wreaking havoc on roadways

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Numerous county, city offices close due to storm

UPDATED 11 A.M. — The winter storm that is expected to blanket Anderson County with upwards of a foot of snow through tonight is already wreaking havoc on the roads.

Drivers attempting to climb Wild Turkey Hill after crossing the bridge on Versailles Road were struggling mightily, forcing Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies to block the road while waiting for state plows to make a pass.

Several vehicles were stuck at the bottom and unable to gain enough traction to make it up the hill, and at least two went off the road. At least one of the vehicles was abandoned and was towed away.

There are numerous reports or vehicles that have slid off area roadways, including the Bluegrass Parkway.

The storm has also forced the closure of the following public offices: Anderson County Schools; Lawrenceburg City Hall; Anderson County Courthouse (which includes the DMV); Anderson County Clerk’s Office; Anderson County Helath Department and Anderson Extension.

Tuesday's fiscal court meeting has been cancelled, along with its scheduled work session, and is rescheduled for Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

The Anderson County Judge-Executive’s Office is open with minimal staffing, as is the Property Value Administrator’s Office.

The storm began last night and is expected to continue throughout today.

Accumulations are expected to be upwards of 12 inches, followed by extremely cold temperatures throughout the week.

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