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Icy neighborhood roads cause problems for Lexington drivers

By: Whitney Wetzel, Jordan Vilines Email
By: Whitney Wetzel, Jordan Vilines Email
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The snow stopped Tuesday night, but many side roads are still considered to be in poor shape Wednesday afternoon.

The remaining slick spots are exactly why the Department of Transportation is keeping all of its road crews on duty within the 12 counties. They say crews are responsible for treating 6,000 miles of roadways in the district, and they have to treat priority roads first.

One of the priority routes for the district is treating roads that run into school bus routes within the counties. Road crews are now concentrating on clearing those routes as well as any slick spots around the counties.

One scene on East Hills Road off of Man O’ War looked more like an ice skating rink than a neighborhood road.

One driver told us she was headed to work around 6:30 a.m. when she couldn't stop on the road because it was a solid sheet of ice. She says she slid into a curb and damaged one of her front tires.

That driver called her boyfriend to come help her, and while he was there, a third car hit his car. But it gets worse. A fourth driver coming down that road then hit the third car, making a total of four accidents on the same road within about an hour.

Needless to say, it was not a good morning for those drivers.

"My boyfriend came and while we were waiting on the report and stuff, his car got hit," says Brittany Fletcher, an accident victim. "Then while we were waiting to get all the reports done, the guy who hit his car got hit. So, it was like a big pile up."

Wednesday afternoon, many subdivisions were still waiting on salt trucks to come by and clear the roads.

One of the drivers in that crash also had to be taken to the hospital after he slipped on the icy road and dislocated his shoulder.


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