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All Kentucky state government offices will be closed Friday due to winter storm warning

Latest snow forecast for the southern part of our viewing area in the northern Kentucky region (FOX19 NOW/Steve Horstmeyer) Latest snow forecast for the southern part of our viewing area in the northern Kentucky region (FOX19 NOW/Steve Horstmeyer)
Ground snow totals by Saturday morning (FOX19 NOW/Steve Horstmeyer) Ground snow totals by Saturday morning (FOX19 NOW/Steve Horstmeyer)
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With the threat of winter weather impending for much of central and northern Kentucky Friday, Governor Matt Bevin announced Thursday all state government offices would be closed for Friday.

Kentucky Senate and House of Representatives will reconvene Monday, Jan. 25.

As for state government employees, those designated for mandatory operations will be required to report "as directed by agency management." Essential employees include, but are not limited to:

  1. Employees who work in 24-hour facilities such as parks, hospitals, prisons, or residential facilities
  2. Law enforcement and emergency management personnel
  3. Highway and road crews.

A Winter Storm Watch is in affect Friday morning through 7 p.m. Saturday: Boone, Campbell, Kenton, Switzerland, Gallatin, Pendleton, Bracken, Grant, Owen, and Carroll counties in Kentucky.

The fun commences in the FOX19 NOW southern counties during morning by 7 a.m. some snow will be falling from Owen County eastward to Lewis County.

MORE: Snow timeline: What to expect Friday

Latest snow fall predictions show that approximately three inches could fall in the Florence area, five inches in Crittenden, seven inches in Maysville and way out east in Rose Hill- 17 inches.

Travel will likely become difficult due to the snow Friday night across central Kentucky and southeast of Cincinnati

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