Crews in Scott County battling slick road conditions

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Many roads north of Lexington are now very dangerous and ice covered.

Multiple accidents have already been reported in Scott County, including some on I-75.

It's going to be a long night for crews in Scott County. Freezing rain has been falling for about two hours and the roads are getting very slick.

Even though the road ways are went and precipitation continues to fall, officials at the Scott County road department say they pretty much had no choice but to begin salting the roads despite the fact that the salt will be washed away.

Because of this they'll most likely have to salt the roads twice tonight, and they say it takes them about 10 hours to salt all of the roads throughout Scott County.

WKYT has received several reports of weather related accidents on I-75. The wet roads caused one woman to flip her car and go into an embankment, but she is okay.

Road crews say the warm weather that we just had a few days ago has actually helped make the roadways a little bit safer for drivers.

J.R. Brandenburg of the road department says, "It keeps the temperature of the pavement up. The pavement holds heat real good. The pavement is still about 5 degrees above the temperature outside, which is a good thing."

At this point, road crews say their main goal is to get as much salt on the road as possible so that people can make it home from work safe.

Crews in Scott County battling slick road conditions


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