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Stormtracker 13 Meteorologists: Slick drive this morning in WV, KY and OH

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More slick driving conditions are possible through this morning across a big chunk of the 13 News viewing area.  Winter Weather Advisories are in effect overnight for all of southeast Ohio as well as most of Eastern Kentucky.  A Flood Watch is also in effect for the southeast corner of Kentucky until Thursday morning.  The latest round of rain and mixed precipitation is expected to last through Wednesday morning according to the Stormtracker meteorologists.

"This system has a lot of moisture and you can see it has links to the Gulf of Mexico and even to moisture from the Pacific, which means it can put out a lot of rain to begin with.  Then when it meets cold air already in place like most of Ohio and eastern Kentucky, the result can be a very icy mix with sleet and freezing rain," said chief meteorologist Spencer Adkins.  "We think this wintry mix could creep into the western parts of West Virginia as well as a few mountain locations east of Summersville but people on the Pikeville, Logan, Charleston line should mainly see rain.  The problem is places around Pikeville and Williamson have already seen a lot of rain which means there could be flooding with another one to two inches of rain through mid day Wednesday," he added.

Salt trucks have already been dispatched in Ohio according to and ODOT spokesperson and according to a Tweet by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 9 office, roads in the Bluegrass State have already been pre-treated with brine in anticipation of the winter precipitation.  A few wrecks have been reported on wet roads along I-64 by West Virginia's 511 system.
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