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Snow and ice blanketed Kentucky on Friday afternoon as the state’s governor, Matt Bevin, called a state of emergency and activated the Kentucky National Guard after a series of jackknifed trucks brought Interstate 75 to a standstill. At least 500 cars and trucks were backed up for 35 miles and stranded on the highway for 19-plus hours.

This video shows traffic on the highway at a complete stop near Berea, where Interstate 75 passes to the west. The uploader, David Curry, says he was told by police to expect a wait of two to four hours.


The storm is expected to leave more than a foot of snow behind, with totals possibly historic in the eastern part of the state, National Weather Service meteorologist Tony Edwards told the Lexington Herald-Leader.

[h/t 5min Media via AOL]

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