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Snow slows down Lexington drivers


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) -- Lexington police say they've had no major accidents due to weather, but since 5:00 p.m. Tuesday evening they have responded to at least 25 accidents, two of those with injuries.

As temperatures continue to drop, Lexington streets and roads will be monitoring conditions and If needed, they have 5,000 tons of salt ready to go.

"When it gets down close to freezing that's when we want to be diligent in monitoring our roads. Please be aware that salt trucks are out there. These are big vehicles, the snow plows. They can't stop real quick. Don't follow to close behind the, give them plenty of room they make wide turns so just help out our drivers as much as you can," said Barney Byram, Lexington Streets & Roads Safety Coordinator.

Road crews say the best thing you can do overnight is stay off the roads, but if you do have to be out, slow down.

They say you should leave plenty of room between you and the car in front of you, avoid using cruise control, and be sure to take extra care on bridges and overpasses because they are often the first surfaces to ice over.


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