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Multiple accidents due to slick roads in eastern and southern Kentucky

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A Kentucky State Police trooper was not hurt when his cruiser went off Highway 550 and into a creek in Knott County.

A Kentucky State Police trooper was not hurt when his cruiser went off Highway 550 and into a creek in Knott County.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - We are getting reports of multiple crashes due to black ice in Laurel, Pulaski, Clay and Knox Counties.

Some of the problem spots include Highway 80 at the Laurel-Pulaski County line. The Hal Rogers Parkway was shut down in both directions between Manchester and London, but was able re-open around 9:30 Thursday morning.

McCreary County Emergency Management is reporting that both lanes of Highway 92 East are shut down at the McCreary-Whitley line due to icy conditions.

Dispatchers tell us the Mountain Parkway is shut down in Wolfe County at mile marker 46 due to icy conditions.

Several crashes are also reported in Knott County due to slick roads. A state trooper slide off the road and into a creek.This accident happened along Highway 550 in the Garner community. The trooper was not injured.

Estill County officials say they are also dealing with a number of crashes due to icy conditions on county roads.

Most of the reported accidents have not resulted in injuries.

Emergency officials are asking folks to slow down and allow extra time to get where you're going.


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