Road Conditions Improve Along TN-KY State Line

Posted at 10:46 PM, Feb 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-15 08:40:59-05

Road conditions have continued to improve after freezing rain and ice created treacherous conditions near the Kentucky border.

Crews reported dozens of crashes caused by the slippery road conditions Sunday. Many of the crashes occurred on Interstate 24, with cars ending up in the ditch.

Those wrecks, along with people taking it slow on the roads, tied up traffic on the interstate for hours.

Tow trucks in the area were kept busy with all of the fender benders as well.

Charisse Rodgers-Jones was involved in a wreck on the interstate when she hit an icy patch on the roads. She said she was lucky to get through it without being injured.

"It's just really, really, really slippery out there," said Rodgers-Jones. "I hit some ice and I started sliding, then started spinning around and ran into the guard rail."

Monday morning, conditions began to improve along major roadways.

However, reporter Matthew Torres said many secondary roads, especially in the Pembroke area of Christian County, remained slick.

The National Weather Service warned against travel near the Kentucky border unless absolutely necessary.