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More snowy roads cause traffic trouble in Lexington

Roads crews say Lexington streets are very slippery because they weren

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Traffic trouble started almost as soon as snow started falling Sunday night.

Lexington police say as of 1 p.m. Monday there have been about two dozen accidents. They say at least one person has been hurt.

The slick roads caused a car to flip onto its side on I-75 after sliding on a patch of ice Monday morning.

Lexington Streets and Road officials say most side roads are rough because they’re covered with an inch and a half of fresh snow.

However, main roads are mostly clear of snow and road crews are working to have streets in good shape by late Monday afternoon.

Roads crews say streets are very slippery because they weren't prepared to see a lot of snow.

They say they worked five 24-hour days last week and were planning to finally take a break, and then the snow started falling overnight.

Road officials say now it's all hands on deck and they will be working around the clock.

Janah James says she had some white-knuckled moments behind the wheel as she was driving to work.

"I saw several cars sliding through intersections and fish tailing, so it's pretty bad out there," James said.

She says it normally takes her 20 minutes to drive from her home downtown to work at the airport.

However, she says it will take her an extra 20 to 30 minutes to make it to work on the snowy roads.

Road crews say they will focus on clearing roads that feed into large neighborhoods, such as Polo Club Boulevard, Monday afternoon.


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