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WATCH: 30 vehicle pile-up caught on drone in Kentucky


As many as 30 cars and semi trucks were caught up in a pile-up situation in western Kentucky on Thursday. 

The situation occurred on the Western Kentucky Parkway on January 6th during a massive snowfall in Elizabethtown. Road conditions were so bad that several wrecks occurred on the same stretch of road, forcing traffic to come to a stop and truckers to wait out the backups at nearby truck stops. 

“When that happens, it’s a very quick domino effect of everything else kind of coming unraveled too because we can’t get through there and put salt down,” said Chris Jessie of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. 

The Kentucky governor has since declared a state of emergency, and the Louisville Metro Public Works says the main issue is the numbers of vehicles that were out on the road as the massive amount of snow fell. Additionally, officials say it got too cold on Thursday night for salt to make an impact, so roads are expected to remain icy through Friday morning, reported WHAS 11 News.

A drone was able to capture aerial footage of the pile-up situation. Check out the video, below.


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