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Police: More than 100 crashes in Lexington caused by snow Wednesday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Snow started falling in Lexington during Wednesday afternoon rush hour, causing problems for drivers all over town.

Interstate 75 and some of the city's main roads all had crashes or traffic backups because of the snow and ice. Lexington Police tell us they worked 118 crashes Wednesday night with all of them caused by the weather. Those 118 were non-injury crashes, and police say they worked 10 injury crashes on top of that number. Also, power outages were left over from Tuesday night's ice storm on top of everything else.

"We were out Tuesday night, and we saw three utilities trucks in one stretch looking for transformers," said David Bevins, a driver from Winchester. "That's bad."

One of the worst was on Interstate 75 at the Man o' War exit, where a truck flipped on its side.

"We got off the interstate because we heard Man o' War was shut down. And there was a wreck on Broadway when we were trying to cut over," said Deneilya Upton, a driver from Versailles. "And then we saw a wreck on Sir Barton. So yeah, traffic was very, very backed up. I was doing like 6 on Winchester Road, like 6mph. Yeah, the roads are horrible."

Lexington Streets and Roads crews were busy earlier in the day clearing falling tree limbs caused by Tuesday night's ice storm, which kept them from salting and plowing roads before the snow started falling Wednesday.


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