- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky State Police in far southeastern Kentucky say snow is falling hard, with several motorists stranded near the Virginia border.

Police at the Harlan post say roads were slick Wednesday night, and some motorists on U.S. 421 south were stranded.

Police said around an inch or a little more of snow had fallen by about 8 p.m. EST, and road crews were out treating highways.

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Bell, Harlan, Letcher and Pike counties and said it would be in effect until noon Thursday. Snow was expected to taper off from west to east between about 6 a.m. and noon Thursday.

Total accumulation of 2 to 5 inches was expected, with heavier amounts more likely near the Virginia border.