Timelapse Shows Snow Build Up as Storm Hits East Kentucky

Parts of eastern Kentucky were hit with heavy snowfall on January 6, and officials in some areas were urging motorists to delay travel plans until conditions improved.

The National Weather Service said snowfall rates “as high as 1 to 2 inches per hour” were possible.

This timelapse footage from Johnnie Nicholson shows snow quickly accumulating in front of his home in London, Laurel County.

The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office warned residents that “driving Thursday afternoon and Friday should be limited to emergencies only” due to heavy snow making roadways “slick and hazardous.”

Fire officials in London also asked people to “refrain from travel unless necessary as snowfall continues to accumulate.”

NWS forecasts that up to two inches of snow is expected to fall every hour through Thursday evening. Credit: Johnnie Nicholson via Storyful

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