Skip to comments.Massive Rescue Effort Underway...BREAKING (snowbound cars stuck on KY highways)
Posted on 12/23/2004 4:08:09 AM PST by Cheetah1
HUNDREDS OF CARS STRANDED ON I-24
NEWS MEDIA IS REPORTING THE NATIONAL GUARD HAS BEEN CALLED OUT.
THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN CARS.
ONE STRETCH OF I-24 HAS FORTY MILES OF CARS BACKED UP.
THIS IS THE MAIN ROAD THROUGH THIS ENTIRE REGION.
News Media is having people call in from cars. Serious situation here in Western KY. Temperatures are falling into the lower teens and single digits. They are attempting to get people out.
We have 14 inches of snow. This is the most snowfall ever recorded in Paducah, KY. Drifts are up and over cars.
Never seen anything like this here.
Prayers for those stranded.
Those poor people. My prayers are going out to them now.
State of Emergency in many counties.
News media has some reporters that have been stuck in their cars all night. They are phoning in and talking on the air.
Travel is now not allowed in many areas of Southern IL and Western KY.
FORTY MILES !!!
News media here is saying hundreds of cars and perhaps thousands. Cars are everywhere.
WoW. Keep us informed.
More victims of global warming.
Seriously, I pray that they are all okay.
In years past, I headed home by bus, and our route went right through that area. Now I am able to fly down, and the only worry I have is Memphis.
It's snowing like crazy in Toronto, and under the impression that we are in Jamaica, the Breakfast Chat show is begging everyone to stay home.
Prayers for the safety of the foolish multitude who watched the weather warnings and decided that they were lying and drove out into the middle of a blizzard and got stranded. The Lord looks after drunkards and fools.
I truly do hope everyone is okay but I have some questions:
1. Didn't anyone see the weather forecasts? This has been on weather channel all week.
2. Didn't these people realize they don't know how to drive in snow?
3. 14" is really not that much snow. (Yes, I know everything is relative.) Again, it seems as if a lot of people were unprepared.
Prayer Ping... dear Lord!
Should we start a pool on how long before they state it?
Sounds like a chance for Onstar to make more annoying commercials.
This is all I could find. Do you have any photos of it?
In Paducah in western Kentucky, 10 inches of snow fell, prompting state police to declare all roads in the area impassible.
Not to make light of a serious situation, but how many of these people are driving SUV's and think they are big ATV's that can handle bad weather
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