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Winter weather causes dozens of accidents in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Slippery streets in Lexington caused over two dozen accidents Sunday night and Monday morning, according to police.

They say people were injured in six of the weather-related accidents.

At least two lanes of Interstate 75 were shut down in Fayette County during a nine vehicle crash.

The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on I-75 south, near the southern split.

Police say the pileup started after a Toyota and a Jeep collided. That initial crash then led to a chain reaction, involving six other cars and an 18-wheeler.

We’re told one person suffered significant injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Police reopened all of the lanes around 9:30 a.m.

Streets and Roads crews say main roads in Lexington are clear but they describe side roads as dangerous.

The slippery roads shut down Appian Way off of Armstrong Mill and the overpass at Alumni and New Circle for a few hours Monday morning.

Road officials say they have enough salt on hand to last two or three more minor snows. They say they're hoping this will be their last time dealing with Old Man Winter.

"Hopefully this is our last round of extreme weather; this has definitely been an extended winter. We still have some salt left but let's hope that we don't get any more snow," said Rob Allen, the acting deputy director of Streets and Roads.

Allen says he’s concerned the melted snow will refreeze into black ice Monday night.


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