Freezing rain expected Thursday afternoon

Kentucky is bracing itself Thursday as a winter storm is expected to move through parts of the state.

An ice storm warning goes into effect for Louisville and a large portion of the commonwealth at 7 am, as freezing rain is expected to cause power outages, fallen trees and dangerous roadway conditions.

Many school districts across the state kept students home Thursday, state offices were closed and officials urged residents to stay home if at all possible.

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Norton Healthcare close offices

Due to the weather, most Norton Healthcare office and outpatient locations will be closed on Thursday. This includes primary care offices, specialty offices, and Norton Express Services.

All hospitals remain open.

For the most up to date details on opening and closures, click here.

National Weather Service updates time of freezing rain

Derby City drivers still have a little time to head out before road conditions deteriorate, with the National Weather Service expecting freezing rain to now come in the early afternoon, between 1 pm and 2 pm

“The freezing rain is holding a just little bit north of us, but it should be here in a matter of hours,” meteorologist Dan McKemy said Thursday at about 11 am “The cold air is literally sitting just north of the Ohio River.”

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