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Drivers taking it easy on slick roads

Lexington's Streets and Roads division prepared early for the snow to arrive. Snow plows and trucks are now ready to hit the roads at any time. Crews already put down some pre-treatment, preparing for this blast of winter.

Our news crews talked with people who were filling up on gas and grabbing some last minute items. They say the big problem can be other drivers, who are following too closely.

"People who stop way too soon for the ice. They brake and stop. And people who don't like to drive in the ice should not be out on the ice," said driver Christina Owens.

Around 6:30 Friday our crews saw one of the worst wrecks of the night. A woman was turning a corner on Blackford Parkway, right off Man o' War, lost control, and drove right into a pond.  Two off duty officers were able to help her to safety.  Police say she is okay.  They towed her truck out of the pond about an hour after rescuing her.

The Community Inn is once again filled to capacity. The Inn provides cleans beds for up to 75 people.

"Those who we can't take care of, we'll be calling folks to come pick them up, to take them somewhere.  We really get to the place of stretching as much as we can to be sure there's no one left out when the cold is actually a true physical challenge," says Community Inn's Ginny Ramsey.

Ramsey relies on volunteers to keep the Community Inn running. If you'd like to help, they're hosting a training session Sunday, February 19 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the Inn. To learn more, visit www.godsnet.info or call (859) 514-7210. You can also email caclexky@insightbb.com.

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