Lexington Police: 42 collisions from weather, slow down
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington Police want to remind drivers to be extra cautious on the roads in this weather.
Between midnight and 9 a.m. Wednesday, Lexington Police say they were dispatched to 42 collisions across the city.
Police say one accident involved a car hitting a fire hydrant at Nicholasville Road and Lowry Lane.
Authorities say if you have to drive in this weather, to take your time and drive with extra caution.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet also warns drivers to be on the lookout for slick spots.
KTC Highway District Nine officials said at 7 a.m. most roads were partly covered with snow. There was more snow on back roads.
Officials say slick spots are likely and advice drivers to take it slow or stay home if possible.
Road crews will continue plowing snow off roads as needed. Also, crews aren’t salting much, or at all, as it’s not really effective at these temperatures and there’s a risk it could create meltwater that would freeze into black ice.
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