Food, fuel delivery to cars stranded in Kentucky by storm

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NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 23: Commuters wait at a bus station while it snows at West 81st street on January 23, 2016 in New York City. A major Nor'easter is hitting much of the East Coast as forecasts warn of snow falling to well over a foot in some areas. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) —  Kentucky State Police say emergency crews are making their way to cars stranded along Interstate 75 in a major snowstorm with water, fuel and snacks.

The agency said early Saturday on Twitter that its crews and the National Guard are moving cars one at a time and that the Red Cross is establishing shelters for motorists. Police said no further traffic was being allowed on the road and cars were being diverted, but did not give more specifics or immediately answer phone calls and emails seeking comment.

It was unclear how many vehicles were stranded, but photos from local media outlets showed a long line of trucks and other vehicles lined up along the snowy road. State Police twitter updates and brief statements indicated the problem was near an exit at London, Kentucky — south of Lexington.

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  • Done That

    Same thing happened several years ago. I had to drive through the area two days after. There were cars and tractor-trailers burred along the road. Several people died in their cars. after 12 hours I made it to Elisabeth town Kentucky.
    The roads still had not been plowed, only deep tire ruts. If you strayed from the ruts you were finished.
    And people STILL drove 60-70 MPH. Its was pucker factor 10 time.
    We had enough emergency gear packed to last a week in our Jeep. Food ( MREs) water, canned candles for heat, wool (army surplus) blankets, space blankets, emergency light beacons, flares , reflectors and CB radio and cell phones fully charged. Also major first aid kits and tarps to make shelters if things really went south.
    It was grueling and tense. The idiot drivers made it worse than the storm itself.
    Be prepared.