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Freezing rain creates dangerous driving conditions in Madison County

As you drive south of Lexington, you'll also run into some ice Thursday.

The freezing rain began earlier in the morning in Madison County, and that created a dangerous situation on many roads, including Interstate 75.

Richmond saw about the same ice accumulations as Lexington did. Roads in Madison County were a slushy mess, and even caused a few accidents.

On I-75 southbound, north of Richmond, a car was knocked off the road after spinning into a semi.

Officials at the Madison County Emergency Center were more than ready for the icy weather, and they were glad it didn't turn out any worse.

"We've had some minor power outages. One was 5 homes, one was 30 homes, one was 31 homes that have been repaired by the utility," Madison County EMA Director Carl Richards said. "But its been pretty benign. We do have the public schools closed a lot of the private schools are either closed or on a one or two hour delay."

EKU opened its doors at noon, and finals resumed at 1 p.m.

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