- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say heavy snow has left hundreds of vehicles stuck on rural stretches of interstates in Kentucky.

Gov. Steve Beshear said Thursday that during the height of one pileup in western Kentucky, more than 400 vehicles were stuck along westbound I-24 between Cadiz and Eddyville. Beshear says about 200 vehicles are still stuck.

Another huge pileup occurred along a stretch of I-65 near Elizabethtown in central Kentucky.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Jeff Gregory says some people have been stranded in their vehicles since Wednesday night.

Gregory says about 200 tractor-trailers, plus hundreds of passenger vehicles, were stuck along an eight-mile stretch of I-65.

Beshear declared an emergency authorizing the National Guard to help with relief efforts.

The winter storm dumped nearly 2 feet of snow in parts of the state.

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