Freezing temperatures ushered in sleet and eventually snow this past Sunday, blanketing the county and region in nearly 10 inches of total snowfall over the course of three days.
As of yesterday afternoon, the snow had stopped, but freezing weather kept roads slick with black ice and the remaining banks of muddy snow along both major and secondary roads.
According to the reports from the Jackson Weather Service, the pattern will continue throughout the week, mixed also with freezing rain.
A winter weather advisory is in effect for today and tomorrow for Floyd County and most other Eastern Kentucky counties, as well as neighboring states.
It is expected that between a quarter inch or an inch of ice will accumulate during this time, while the weather service cautions any residents living in areas where freezing rain remains persistent to be aware of possible power outages.
The advisory says a low pressure system will track along the Tennessee Valley, with warming air overriding the cold as the low pressure moves to the south. This, says meteorologists, will set the stage for the wintry mix of precipitation.
Days before the snowfall began Sunday, road crews were out in force along the major routes of travel in Floyd County, salting sections of U.S. 23 and Route 80, as well as some secondary roads.
And those same crews are now preparing for today and tomorrow, as the weather service predicts rain beginning late today that will turn to a mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain.