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Snow emergency declared for Harrison County

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By The Staff

With yet another snow front moving into the Bluegrass area Sunday night and early Monday morning, Harrison County appears to be hosting its own set of winter games.Harrison County Judge-Executive  Alex Barnett declared a snow emergency for all of Harrison County."We're asking that all unnecessary travel be suspended," Barnett said Monday morning. He said traffic needs to stay off the road to make way for emergency and snow removal vehicles."This is going to be a long drawn-out storm," he said.According to The Weather Channel, the Ohio River Valley is expected to receive six inches of snow through Tuesday night.

“Every truck, pick-up, everything we have is out,” part-time county road department employee George Franklin said Monday morning.

Franklin said road crews began plowing the 380 miles of county roads at 7:30 a.m. this morning.

“The wind is the main culprit now,” Franklin said, adding that drifts may be a problem for drivers and road crews.

For more winter weather updates, see this week’s print edition of The Cynthiana Democrat.