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Lexington road crews prepare for snow and ice

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Crews have spent the last 24 hours pre-treating Lexington roads.

Officials with Lexington Streets and Roads say they began pre-treating roads with brine around 9:00 Thursday morning. That continued throughout the early morning hours on Friday once flakes began to fly.

Most of the main roads stayed pretty clear, but some secondary roads, like Innovation Drive that weren't treated, made for an icy mess. Police say a crash there involving a semi and two cars was caused by a solid sheet of ice that laid on the road.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. A witness tells us he saw the car come around the curve and was unable to stop. The car ran into something on the side of the roadway and caused a chain reaction with another vehicle and a tractor-trailer.

Police say the road was closed for nearly an hour while they cleared the scene and so they could bring salt out to the roadway. No injuries are reported.

More off and on snow and cold temperatures are expected as we head into the weekend. That's why crews are working to treat roads ahead of time.

"Looks like the forecast calls for bands of scattered flurries and snow showers and at time periodically intense," says Rob Allen, Acting Deputy Director of Lexington Streets and Roads. "So we're going to be out there all day today at least during the daylight hours while the precipitation is expected to come down."

WKYT's meteorologists are predicting snow chances every day from now until Wednesday. So slick roads will be possible over the next several days.


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