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Winter weather impacting travel in the air and on the road

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PADUCAH, Ky -

The waves of Friday's freezing rain and snow packed a powerful punch that led to near white-out conditions. Some, like Dukhi Aljuraysi, spent a few extra hours at Barkley Regional Airport Friday.

"You can't control it. And if you can't control it, you can't do nothing about it," Aljuraysi said. 

The airport's three arriving and departing flights experienced delays because of the snow. This is the first leg of Aaljuraysi's trip home to Saudi Arabia, but he's keeping an upbeat attitude. "Stuff happens all the time," he said with a smile. 

From the conditions in the sky to conditions on the road, travel hampered many. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said the wet roads could be here for awhile. "There's going to be plenty of opportunities for slick spots to stay around. So, if you do get out, use extra caution because there is still hazardous driving out here," Todd said. 

Todd said the snow has the potential to drift, producing slick spots to areas that may currently be clear. "With these gusty winds running around 25 to 30 miles an hour, you know, if there's any loose snow, it's going to get moved around," he said. 

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