Double round of winter weather keeps road crews on their toes

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two rounds of winter weather in less than a week is making it hard for road crews to keep up.

This latest round of winter weather started with Tuesday night's ice storm. It left fallen trees and limbs in people's yards and on the road.

Lexington streets and roads crews were busy clearing up that debris on Wednesday, only to battle more snow that night. Officials say they weren't expecting much accumulation, so roads were not pre-treated. That only left them to play catch up Thursday morning.

The city of Lexington was on a two-hour delay and Fayette County schools were closed, once again, because of the conditions.

Crews were able to clear main roads quickly once the sun came up, but they're still working to hit neighborhood roads that aren't on their priority list.

"We may not do an entire street, but we would certainly look at any intersection or any hill," says Rob Allen, Acting Deputy Director of Lexington Streets and Roads. "We also work with the police, as far as if there's an accident because of ice. We certainly get out there and do some treatment if it's merited."

The city is also opening the driver's training pad on Old Frankfort Pike on Friday for people to drop off any debris that was left in their yards from the ice storm.

That site will be open on Friday, February 7 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will also be open the following week on Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. It will reopen during that same time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The site will be closed on Wednesday, February 12.

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