HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) – We’re only six days into the New Year and 2022 has already taken on a very different tone, with the first major winter storm of the season covering the mountains with between four and twenty inches of light , powder snow.
WYMT reporters and meteorologists were dispatched to the coverage area Thursday evening and Thursday evening, providing the latest information on the movement of snow in the area.
After the snow had ended, extremely cold air came in, causing temperatures to drop in teenagers, with some places seeing wind chills in the lower numbers.
For this reason, Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency as the storm passed, the second in the first week of the year.
The first statement came after tornadoes and flooding hit the state on New Years Day, an event Pike County officials are still trying to recover from. Thursday’s winter storm forced county officials to suspend repairs to prepare infrastructure for the first major winter storm of 2022.
Elsewhere, road crews through the mountains were putting their vehicles in order, preparing to help clean and salt the roads before and after the snow passed.
You can watch all of our coverage starting Thursday in the reading list above.
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