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More snow, crashes and school closings

Roads were slick and schools closed Wednesday as yet more wintry weather blew through Central and Eastern Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky canceled classes before 10 a.m. Eastern Kentucky and Georgetown College were some of the universities operating on a two-hour delay.

There were several reports of accidents and spinouts on Interstate 75 during rush hour. And southbound I-75 was closed for a time at mile marker 112 to clean up at least one wreck.

A winter weather warning remained in effect for Eastern Kentucky. Since Tuesday, residents saw snowfall totals ranging from an 1 inch to more than 6 inches.

There probably was more at the tops of some mountains, said senior meteorologist John Jacobson of the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Light snow is expected Wednesday, with half an inch in some places but as much as 2 to 3 inches in mountain counties near the Virginia state line.

In Central Kentucky, there is a chance of flurries with a high of about 20 and lows about 5 degrees Wednesday night.

Driving conditions could be bad as the powdery blowing snow covers some roads.

"It's pathetically powdery. If you want a snowball fight, you'll be terribly disappointed," he said.

Warmer weather is coming back, though.

On Friday in Eastern Kentucky, the high is expected to be 53 degrees. Saturday and Sunday could be in the 60s in eastern counties.

Central Kentucky could see the upper 40s on Friday and the mid-50s this weekend.

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