CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS)- Many roads are still covered and crews continue to work to dig out from the ice, sleet, and snow that pounded the Heartland Thursday and Friday.
However, the US 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah and Brookport will be reopened to traffic around 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 9 according to Ky. state transportation officials.
KYTC says engineers had been evaluating the bridge a number of times per day as temperatures inched above freezing to allow ice to melt from the bridge structure.
The bridge had been closed from just before 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6.
Ice and snow coated the bridge forcing the closure.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reports a snow plow overturned on KY 128 in Caldwell County near the intersection with Travis Road.
They say the truck went off a 10 ft. embankment during plowing and salting operations. The driver was not injured.