A wintry storm Thursday saved most of its snow for northern Kentucky but still had enough punch in the form of sub-freezing temperatures, sleet and frozen rain to leave area roads slick and hazardous.
The weather caused several non-injury accidents and forced several school districts to call off classes.
Danville Police Department said the non-injury accidents included one shortly before 10 a.m. involving a truck that flipped on the bypass near Stuart Powell Ford and another about 11 a.m. involving a collision between a truck and a car on East Lexington Avenue.
Harrodsburg Police Department said there were numerous fender-benders in and around the city on Thursday.
The Boyle County and Mercer County school districts were closed today. Both districts dismissed students early Thursday afternoon, and they were joined in the early dismissals by the Burgin, Harrodsburg and Garrard County districts and Central Kentucky Christian School in Harrodsburg.
Road conditions remained hazardous in rural areas today, according to road department officials.
"There are still some isolated icy spots on the north sides of hills and on roads with a lot of tree cover," said Boyle County Engineer W. Duane Campbell, who oversees the county road department and the care of 138 miles of county roads. "The temperatures are still so low that the ice on these roads is not breaking up.
"We treated the roads with salt after the first sleet fell Thursday morning, but most of that was washed away by rains later on," said Campbell. "We then went back in the evening and applied more salt after the moisture on the roads started to freeze."
All told, the Boyle trucks dumped about 150 tons of salt on county roads Thursday, he said.
Wintry weather apparently will take another shot at the area on Sunday.
The National Weather Service predicts a 30 percent chance of snow on Sunday with an accumulation of a half inch possible.
Temperatures are forecast to be in the mid 30s in the daytime on Sunday and low 20s at night.
In the meantime, the NWS is predicting no preciptation of any kind tonight or Saturday. Tonight will be mostly clear with a low of about 17, and Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high near 41.