Snow hits county; no major problems

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By Stephen Thomas

    SHEPHERDSVILLE - Despite a snowfall ranging from three to six inches on Monday evening, few major disturbances were reported in Bullitt County.

    Mike Phillips, director of emergency services, reported that dispatchers were fairly quiet even though it was one of the largest snowfalls in recent years.

    There were several accidents on Interstate 65; however, Phillips said, the state, county and city road crews did an excellent job on the roadways and most were in good condition as of Tuesday afternoon.

    In talking with county road foreman Jimmy Stivers, Phillips said the hope is that there would be enough to prevent refreezing on Tuesday evenings when temperatures were expected to drop.

    Bullitt County Public Schools, as well as private schools, were closed on Tuesday. A decision to close schools on Wednesday came late Tuesday afternoon.

    The court system, as well as county government, was closed on Tuesday. The Bullitt County Public Health Department was also closed.

    The Fox Chase City Commission postponed its meeting to Monday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m. at Becknell Hall.

    Phillips reported no power outages and said ambulance runs had not increased due to the snowfall.