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Snow slows traffic, causes crashes in Scott Co.

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WKYT) - The snowy, ice-y mix is what we saw for much of the morning covering nearly every lane, and that made travel for all on the roads, dangerous.

It caused lots of problems even on the interstate. A lane of I-75 was blocked for hours in Scott County while environmental cleanup crews worked to clear diesel fuel that spilled from a semi crash.
Elsewhere around the county, cars slid off the roadways and had trouble getting traction.

"A lot of times people don't give each other respect, get too close, drive too fast," said Danny White, who was just leaving home.

Driver Rick Evans said, "I managed to get through it ok. But be careful, because its piled high on the sides of the road, and you get over, it'll hit you and pull you right off the road into the ditch."

"Wrecks and cars pulled off the side of the road. I slid off myself, got into a little embankment over there, slid off the road myself. It's been tough this morning," added another driver, Doug Smith.

Georgetown Police tell WKYT since midnight, they've responded to four wrecks, and helped around ten drivers that slid off the road.
Fortunately they haven't had any major injury accidents.

The Scott County Road Department will be hitting the roads again this afternoon.
Leaders with the department say they've plowed even the outlying county roads at least twice since last night.


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