LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington police say they started getting calls for help from drivers almost as soon as the freezing rain and snow started falling Sunday night.
Police say they had responded to 48 non-injury accidents and 3 injury accidents in Lexington by Monday afternoon.
Police also closed the 104 ramp from I-75 to Athens Boonesboro Road for a couple hours because three 18-wheelers couldn’t make it up the hill.
Streets & Roads officials say they have 25 trucks clearing roads across the city.
"We're seeing slush now versus streets that are a complete sheet of ice and hopefully we'll get the majority of this plowed off tonight before the temperatures dip and we get some refreezing," says Rob Allen with Streets & Roads.
Road crews say road salt is finally working and main roads are decent. They are asking for patience from all drivers trying to use turn lanes; they say those are the last of priority roads to be cleared.
Road crews that came in at 8 a.m. Monday will work until 8 p.m. The night shift will come on duty and work until 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Allen says the city is good on salt supplies. The city's storage facility is still about 2/3 full and they have a second supplier they can order from, if necessary, later on this winter.