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4:55 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Estimated 5-7 Inches of Snow Closes Many Schools in Louisville Area

Update 11:38 a.m.: Road Update

Here's the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 11 a.m. update: 

Bullitt – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Franklin – 33 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Henry – 27 degrees, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Jefferson – 35 degrees, wet pavement, crews monitoring

Oldham – 34 degrees, wet pavement, crews pushing back shoulders

Shelby – 32 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Spencer – 33 degrees, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Trimble – 29 degrees, wet pavement, crews spot treating

And you can see the salting/plowing progress of Metro Louisville crews here.

Update 9:55 a.m.: 5 to 7 Inches of Snow

Most of Jefferson County got at least five inches—and as much as seven inches—of snow Sunday night into Monday morning, according to National Weather Service estimates.

The snow is over, however, the weather service said. The rest of Monday is forecast to be mostly sunny with a high temperature near 32 degrees.

The National Weather Service put this map out this morning  with snowfall ranges:

Credit National Weather Service

Here's an update from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on highways throughout the region:

"State and contract crews continue to plow roadways this morning due to the heavy snow that fell overnight. Snow totals range from 3 to 8 inches across District 5. With this much snow, it will take some time to get all routes clear. The interstates and other “A” routes are in good shape. Our secondary and rural roads (B and C routes) are still partly to mostly covered depending upon where you are. Trimble County lucked out this time with the least amount of precipitation and their routes are down to wet pavement."

Many Louisville surface streets were snowy or slushy Monday morning, however. City crews have been out plowing, too, the city said.

Update 7:27 a.m.: Latest

Here's I-65 near the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center:

Credit Trimarc.org

Here's an update on interstates/state highways (as of 7 a.m.) from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Bullitt – No precipitation, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Franklin – No precipitation, completely covered roads, crews plowing

Henry – Light snow, partly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Jefferson – No precipitation, partly covered roads, crews pushing back shoulders

Oldham – No precipitation, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Shelby – No precipitation, partly covered roads, crews plowing

Spencer – Light snow, mostly covered roads, crews plowing

Trimble – No precipitation, partly covered roads, crews salting an plowing

Here's the most recent look at Louisville snow removal:

Credit http://ags2.lojic.org/metrosnowroutes/index.html

You can see the latest here.  

Update 6:40 a.m. Snow Removal

Here's how things look in downtown Louisville, via Trimarc.

Credit Trimarc.org

Interstates appear to be wet or slushy, depending on where you are.

Here's a quick look at what Louisville streets have and have not been plowed as of 6:38-ish Monday morning.:

Credit http://ags2.lojic.org/metrosnowroutes/index.html

You can see updates through the morning from Metro Louisville here.

Update 6:11 a.m.: Greater Clark, Closed

Greater Clark County Schools is closed Monday, too.  

Update 6 a.m.: A Few More Colleges

IU Southeast is on a 2-hour delay.

Bellarmine University and all Jefferson Community & Technical College campuses are closed.

Update 5:45 a.m.: UofL Makes a Call

The University of Louisville is closed on Monday, too. It adds: "Visit www.UofLphysicians.com for closings or delays of the practices or clinics."

Update 5:25 a.m.: Oldham County Schools Closes, Too

Oldham County Schools just called off classes. New Albany-Floyd County Schools and West Clark Community Schools are  closed, too. 

The snow has mostly moved out of the Louisville area, but the chance still exists through dawn for a quick band of snowfall to drop on parts of the area, the National Weather Service said.

Here are highway road conditions as of 5 a.m. from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Bullitt – Light snow, mostly covered roads, crews plowing

Franklin – Light snow, mostly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Henry – Moderate snow, mostly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Jefferson – Light snow, mostly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Oldham – No precipitation, mostly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Shelby – Heavy snow, completely covered roads, crews plowing

Spencer – Drifting/blowing snow, mostly covered roads, crews plowing

Trimble – No precipitation, mostly covered roads, crews salting and plowing

Earlier: About five inches of snow have fallen in Louisville since Sunday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service's published reports from the public.

With that, Jefferson County Public Schools are closed on Monday. 

The weather service says the snow should taper off before dawn, but, it cautions, roads may already be pretty slick. 

The high temperature Sunday is forecast to be 32.

Also closed Monday:

This academic year now ties 1993-94 for the second most closed days since 1980. If you missed it, here's a chart from a few weeks ago comparing JCPS closed days this academic year to academic years all the back to 1980. Just remember to add one more.

Here's how the snow unfolded on Sunday.

We'll update this story with more information as it becomes available.