Lexington road crews remain on duty, few crashes reported

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) Lexington safety officials were braced for a rough ride overnight on Wednesday, but the predicted wintry mess gave most of the city a miss.

The anticipated wrecks and roll-overs failed to materialize, but drivers still crept along slowly to keep from spinning out on roads slick with snow.

As of Wednesday morning, Lexington road crews remain on duty monitoring roadways and looking for any signs of problems. We're told crews will be on-call during the holidays if needed.

They city says Lexington police worked five accidents Wednesday morning, that's less than a normal workday. The city says that's likely due to less traffic on the roads due to many commuters off for the holiday.

The vast majority of accidents that occurred after the snow started falling on Tuesday evening didn't injure anyone, said Lexington police.

The salt trucks were out in force but drivers obeyed officials' recommendations to give them a wide berth. Most of the necessary road maintenance had to be done outside the city of Lexington on Fayette County roads.

At least one delay occurred at the Blue Grass Airport as the storm swept eastward. Airport officials said most of the delays would be dependent on where flights were destined.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus

WKYT

2851 Winchester Rd. Lexington, Ky 40509 859-299-0411 - switchboard 859-299-2727 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 233593741 - wkyt.com/a?a=233593741
Gray Television, Inc.