Icy road conditions cause two accidents, tree falls on home

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) –  Roads are icing over, causing two accidents overnight, and a tree collapsing on a home.

With the icy road conditions, motorists should take precaution when operating vehicles during morning commutes.

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A tree fell on a home on North Broadway last night around midnight because of the heavy amount of rainfall that froze over trees and power lines.

The rain and ice also caused some problems on the roads overnight.

Lexington Police say three vehicles collided just after midnight on Man O’War Boulevard and Sir Barton Way.

Police say one person from the vehicles went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police also responded to a crash on I-75 North around 2 a.m. after a car went through the guardrail.

There is no word yet on the severity of injuries.

With the severe winter weather approaching, Kentucky State Police are warning drivers to know the conditions before you head out on the roads.

They say drivers should clear all windows and mirrors, increase their following distance, and use extreme caution on bridges and over passes.

Police also say do not use cruise control, approach intersections with great care, and signal all lane changes and turns.

Kentucky State Police also say they suggest having a full tank of fuel, a phone charger, and a blanket in your car.

Lexington Director of Streets and Roads Rob Allen says the biggest issue is speed especially with city trucks working the roads.

” Slow down, especially around our big trucks,” said Allen. ” They have big blind spots, they go a little slower, just be very cautious and give the men and women room to work and everyone will get through it safe.”