I rolled into Louisville around 4 this afternoon, worried that I would find a tree inside my houuse. Thankfully, that wasn't the case but Louisville is Ground Zero in the snow and ice storm of 2009. Driving north on Interstate 65, I didn't see any snow till just north of Nashville and by the time I reached Bowling Green, it was clear that I was heading into the abyss. 50 miles south of Louisville, the ice coating the trees got thicker and thicker till tress simply gave way and fell wherever they wanted. Driving around the city, I saw trees in houses, across roads, in yards and atop cars. Everywhere you look, you see mass destruction in a sea of white.
Evidently, the city saw about 5 inches of snow on Monday evening followed by an inch of freezing rain and another 4 or 5 inches of snow on top of that. As of right now, 190,000 homes in Jefferson County are without power. Crews say it will be at least 10 days till all the power is restored. Luckily, I'm not one of them though we're not out of the woods yet. The ice is still there, the trees and branches are making awful noises and winds are forecast to be rather high tomorrow. I'm really worried about a big tree in my neighbors yard. It has 3 trunks, each about 100 feet, but one of them came crashing down this week and landed on the garage of the home behind me. Finally, we have a chance of seeing as much as a foot of snow on Monday. Welcome home Kelly.
WAVE 3 meteorologist John Belski has a great weather blog. Check it out here.
I'll take pictures in the morning and get them posted as soon as possible.
I just heard on the news that there isn't a hotel room available within 100 miles of Louisville.