Lexington road and utility crews prep for icy weekend

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Snow, ice and rain are all predicted for the weekend. Add that to single digit temperatures and Saturday could be a disaster on the roads and for power lines.

Road crews have been out, working 24-hours since Monday. They worked to clear side streets Friday but are ready to switch their focus back to the main roads once weather starts to get bad.

Crews also cleared storm drains to prevent flooding once everything melts.

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They said there was no need to pre-treat roads, there is still enough salt residue from earlier in the week.
Road crews ask people to stay off the roads so crews can work quickly to clear them.

Kentucky Utilities says power outages are likely but not because of ice on power lines.

KU says the lines can handle about a half inch of ice. The biggest concern is for tree branches getting covered with ice, breaking and falling on the power lines.