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Tractor trailer slides on ice, blocks entrance to Lexington neighborhood

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As of 11 p.m. Tuesday night, Lexington Police tell WKYT they haven't seen many wrecks due to weather, aside from a tractor-trailer having issues earlier in an icy neighborhood.

Around rush hour, Patchen Wilkes Drive became an icy mess like many other roads. What separates this one from the rest is the tractor trailer blocking the only way in and their only way out.

"I'm sitting here, and I'm like I've got hot chicken soup waiting for me. Praise the Lord my car is heating me and everything is working," one woman visiting the neighborhood told us.

"I've just been parked on the street down there, and I can't get to my house. I think there's a lot of people who can't get to their house," Cory Jordan, who lives in Patchen Wilkes, said.

Police on scene say the tractor trailer slipped on ice and jackknifed when making a u-turn, unhitching the trailer from the actual truck, blocking everyone from coming and going for hours.

"I sat down there and watched for about 30 minutes and then I decided to get out and walk home," Jordan continues.

Jordan is one of those who left a vehicle stranded at the entrance near Winchester Road, but other drivers either turned around or stuck it out which is what police recommended.

The tractor-trailer has since been cleared.


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