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Tale of two roads in Jessamine County

By: Tim Johston Email
By: Tim Johston Email

Police in Jessamine County are urging drivers to use caution on the roads tonight, especially on Highway 68 where reports say a lot of ice has formed.

As the snow and temperatures continue to fall, more roads may become slick and dangerous, but many drivers in the Nicholasville city limits say the streets are fairly safe. The same cannot be said for the roads outside of town.

William Dillingham says he had to start walking to the gas station for kerosene, because the roads where he lives were too icy. He added that he was fortunate that a person offered him a ride, but their car took a beating on some pot holes along the way.

"Nerve-wracking isn't even the word," started Dillingham, "we were just slipping and sliding."

Other drivers say the streets in town were passable.

"Nobody seemed to be sliding of the roads, everybody seems to be doing fairly good," described Richard Hermes.

Tim Prince added, "It's okay right now, I don't think it's had time to get bad yet."

However, Dillingham paints a different picture on the lesser traveled roads, "There's black ice, it's real cold."

According to the Nicholasville police dispatch, there were roughly a dozen accidents in almost two hours, and they expect that number to grow as the roads become tougher to drive on.

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