Side streets still slick in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington road crews tell us they had a hard time staying ahead of the snow because it came down so fast.

Lexington Police say they've worked 87 weather-related crashes in the past day. By Monday afternoon, main roads were looking better, but drivers could still run into some trouble Monday night.

Our crews were in the Hamburg area tracking conditions, and a day made a big difference. On Sunday night, there wasn't any snow to speak of, just sleet, which is now underneath the snow. That combination of precipitation has made a mess of the roads.

"A little too much this year, but yeah, we're used to the snow I guess," drive John Sands tells us. "You gotta take it easy, and it's supposed to get down to 6 degrees Monday overnight, so it's probably gonna get really bad by morning time."

Even main roads like Man O War and the interstate still have slick spots.

"Going southbound there's some areas that are pretty bad about 5 to 10 miles back, but for the most part, it's been pretty good," another driver, Steve Davidson says.

Neighborhood roads are the primary headaches as of Monday night, where some people couldn't even get out of their driveways.

"I didn't get out this morning. My car was frozen. I couldn't get in the car," Sands continued.

Side roads are packed with snow and ice, so they aren't packed with drivers. Sticking to the main streets is what's safe.

"You still gotta be careful because like Man O War, they didn't get that cleaned up at all. You got patches there you gotta look out for," Sands says.

While road crews work on bus routes for another day. Schools are out in Fayette County Monday.

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