Lexington road back open after gravel causes traffic hazard

By: Whitney Wetzel Email
By: Whitney Wetzel Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Traffic is now moving with ease on Man O' War Boulevard after a load of rocks caused a traffic hazard for drivers Tuesday morning.

For about two hours, Man O' War was shut down between Polo Club and Winchester Road because hundreds of baseball size cement rocks were spread over the quarter-mile stretch of road.

It happened around 8:30 Tuesday morning. Police say a dump truck carrying the rocks had a malfunction with the tailgate. A latch wasn't closed properly, so dozens of rocks left a trail from Polo Club to the intersection at Winchester Road.

Many people caught in the mess were worried about getting to work on time and without any flat tires.

"I think it's terrible. I just got a new tire. I just busted my tire in Shelbyville and I can't afford another tire," says Bonita Smith, who was driving on Winchester Road.

"It'll make me a lot more cautious so that it doesn't bust the tires on my trailer with all my equipment on there. That would really offset my day. Hopefully they get this cleared up," says Andre Wilson, a pressure washer company employee driving through the area.

Man O' War reopened just before 11:00 Tuesday morning.

Police on scene told WKYT the driver of the truck likely won't face any charges, but he may receive a citation under commercial vehicle law.

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