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Morning snowfall makes for dangerous day on the roads

Emergency crews worked numerous crashes across central Kentucky after snow started falling Tuesday morning, making driving dangerous in several counties.

Around 6:00am, crashes started being reported along I-75 in Scott County. Most of the wrecks involved vehicles sliding off the road into ditches and hitting barrier walls.

After 7:00am, Lexington Police began working crash after crash. One crash involved a Fayette County school bus, while another driver rear-ended a Lexington Police cruiser that had stopped on the side of the road. City officials say police had worked 29 non-injury and four injury accidents by 9:30am.

A school bus crash on Sandersville Road at Spurr caused six middle school students to be very late for class. A Jeep Cherokee rear-ended the school bus, which was stopped at a stop sign. The driver of the Jeep says he tried to stop, but hit a patch of ice and slid into the back of the bus. Luckily, nobody was hurt. Fayette County School Officials say this was the only accident involving a school bus during the morning commute, however a number of students on buses were delayed because buses were behind other accidents on the roads.

Road crews worked overnight Monday to pre-treat streets with a brine mixture. Tuesday morning, salting continued but Streets & Roads officials say the timing of the snow made for the worst possible combination of slick roads and drivers.

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