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Winter storm dumps nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of Kentucky


LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — Kentucky has been walloped by a winter storm that has dumped nearly two feet of snow in parts of the Bluegrass state.

Gov. Steve Beshear has declared an emergency authorizing the National Guard to help with relief efforts.

The National Weather Service says Ohio County in western Kentucky has been blanketed by 23 inches of snow.

It says snowfall has reached 21.5 inches in Radcliff, south of Louisville, and in Cynthiana in north-central Kentucky.

Snowfall totals range from nearly a foot in parts of far western Kentucky to 18 inches in central Kentucky.

In Louisville and Lexington, snowfall is approaching 15 inches.

Weather service meteorologist Kevin Deitsch says the snow is winding down in central Kentucky, but more snow could fall in eastern Kentucky before the storm exits the state.

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