Lexington Road crews warn drivers to beware of black ice

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The city of Lexington is asking drivers to be careful as the head out Friday night.

Off and on burst of snow have left many roads wet and with temperatures expected to drop to near single digits Friday night slick spots are expected.

Crews have been working around the clock to keep the roads clear. The streets and road department began before the wintry weather even moved in pre-treating the main areas.

Lexington police have worked more than a dozen weather related crashes throughout the day.

As of Friday evening, crews were not treating the entire road network in Lexington, but were focusing on bridges and overpasses and keeping an eye out for accumulating snow.

Rob Allen, Director of Streets and Roads, says the biggest concern now is black ice.

"Any snow that we melt that doesn't have a chance to run off or dry could certainly refreeze and create black ice," said Allen. "It's harder on the equipment and vehicles and certainly folks who get stranded, we have a concern there."

Lexington road crews are will remain on duty until Saturday morning.

We more snow in the forecast for the weekend, Allen says his crew will meet Saturday morning to devise a game plan.

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