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Road crews brace for winter weather

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – The salt trucks are parked and the salt is just sitting as Lexington Streets and Roads crews wait and watch the weather.
Road crews say Friday looks like the time when things could get bad on the roads in terms of snow and ice.
They've got more than 5,000 tons of salt and 50 trucks waiting to be used at a moment's notice.
In the meantime, Thursday’s rains put a damper on any plans to pretreat Lexington streets.
Even with no snow, drivers were out getting into accidents Thursday.
One occurred at Parker's Mill Road.
We asked crews why they can’t pretreat because of the wet weather.
“There is really no treatment for it,” said Rob Allen, with Streets and Roads. “If you put down salt brine, it just washes away immediately and even with rock salt, it dilutes it or washes it away.”
Once the winter weather hits, the city has a request for drivers who are out and about.
They request you give them some room, not follow too closely and slow down for road conditions.

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