Road crews still on standby in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Even though the streets in Lexington are mostly clear, road crews are still working around the clock to help out other agencies like the fire department and water companies.

At this point, the main responsibility of crews at the Division of Streets and Roads is responding to potentially hazardous situations.

For example, police needed road crews' help several times Saturday after two water main breaks occurred, one on South Ashland Avenue and another near Nicholasville Road.

When water main breaks happen or when large amounts of water is used to put out a fire, road crews provide one very important thing-- salt.

Salt helps prevent excess water on streets and sidewalks from freezing and forming black ice.

Even though winter weather didn't hit Lexington Saturday night, road crews say they're always on standby this time of year.

“We have somebody here as needed. It doesn't matter what day it is, even if it’s a holiday we have someone here around the clock and we are ready for the weather to change at any time,” said Keith Martin with the Lexington Division of Streets and Roads.

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