UPDATE: Major interstates back open after crashes, standstill
Crews trying to get I-64 reopened
UPDATE 8:00 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Several major interstates are back open following crashes earlier in the day. According to Governor Andy Beshear, the following have reopened: I-75 at the Fayette/Madison County line, I-64 in Clark County, I-65 in Hardin County and West Kentucky Parkway in Hardin County.
Gov. Beshear thanking the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky National Guard, Kentucky State Police and Kentucky Emergency Management for the “swift response”.
UPDATE POSTED 4:45 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – While crews continue to treat roads, traffic advisories are issued for both I-75 and I-64.
Fayette and Madison Counties – Interstate 75
- motorists should avoid the area with the Clays Ferry Bridge — several semi-tractor trailer trucks have jackknifed and will need to be removed before traffic can continue
Clark and Montgomery Counties – Interstate 64
- motorists should avoid the area near milepoint 103 — there has been an incident involving many cars westbound — eastbound has been closed to allow for emergency vehicles and plow trucks to get to people involved in the accident
The KYTC snow and ice information website provides details about priority routes, helpful winter weather tips, fact sheets and videos on salt application and snow removal: http://snowky.ky.gov
Additionally, the public can monitor weather operations in real time on the state’s interactive traffic system to find out what is happening on state routes in their local counties: GoKY.ky.gov
UPDATE POSTED 3:47 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Most of I-75 Northbound has reopened as of 3:37 p.m., according to Lexington Police. Crews still are trying to get I-64 opened.
In Lexington, the Police Department is temporarily suspending reporting non-injury collisions in Fayette County. Should you be involved in a non-injury collision, exchange the following information with the other vehicles:
- Insurance information
- Vehicle information, including license plate number & state, year, make and model
- License information for both drivers
Motorist should also try to collect the following information pertaining to the collision:
- The location and time of the collision.
- Photos of any damage. (Only take photos if you can do so safely)
- Citizens have 10 days to report the collision.
- Call your insurance company to let them know about the collision.
- Do not call the other driver’s insurance company.
To file a report for a non-injury collision, visit www.kentuckystatepolice.org/civilian-collision-reports/.
If you have already called for a collision report, please call 859-258-3600 to cancel the report. Police will still respond to any collisions previously reported where the parties cannot be reached to cancel.
Please continue to call police for assistance if either party is injured or if the vehicles are disabled.
UPDATE POSTED 1:40 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – I-64 is shut down in both directions near Mt. Sterling between exits 101 and 110 because of accidents and stuck cars involving as many as 100 cars, according to Mt. Sterling Police and Montgomery County Sheriff David Charles. The crashes do involve a few injuries injuries, some serious, including at least one person who had to be cut from their vehicle.
Meanwhile, as of 1:15 p.m., Lexington Police Chief Lawrence Weathers said officers already had responded to 75 accidents Thursday.
UPDATE POSTED 12:45 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police and state road crews described I-75 southbound in the area of the I-64 junction as a “parking lot” at about 12:45 and police were trying to block some of the on ramps to allow salt trucks access to be able to salt the interstate and get traffic moving.
ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 11 A.M. JAN. 6, 2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Emergency responders are working numerous accidents across Fayette County and into Central and Eastern Kentucky as snow accumulates and roads turn icy and slick.
Several have occurred on I-75 northbound between the 99 and 104 mile markers, shutting down that stretch of the interstate.
Fortunately, law enforcement agencies have not reported serious injuries although some injuries have occurred.
Drivers are urged to stay off the roads.