Snow causes dozens of crashes in Lexington during morning commute

Many people had a tough time getting around Thursday morning after snow covered many roads in Lexington.

There were crashes all over the area, mostly with drivers sliding right off the road.

In Lexington, police say they worked 42 crashes between 6 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. Thursday.

There were minor injuries in three of those crashes.

"The side streets are still pretty slick and salt crews have been working pretty hard to get things cleaned up," Lexington Police Sgt. Billy Richmond said.

Lexington road crews say the snow fell at the worst possible time.

"It seems like we're having our snow events happen at the wee hours of the morning, like 4 or 5 o'clock, when it takes us a few hours to respond to the snow event," Sam Williams, of Lexington Streets and Roads said. "When it happens so close to rush hour, it kind of impedes our ability to get things accomplished quickly."

Lexington road crews will be working 12 hour shifts until the roads are clear of snow again.

Several cars had trouble on a steep, icy hill Thursday morning on Trailwood Drive, just off Alexandria Drive.

Many drivers were stuck, with their wheels spinning, instead of going forward.

Many of them just gave up and turned around.

No one was hurt.

But at one point, there were more than a dozen cars off the road along Alexandria Drive.


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