Posted: Jan 25, 2013 9:39 PM
More than 80 accidents happened on Lexington roads Friday, due to the weather. The main roads were cleared in a matter of hours, but the back roads and country roads had drivers slipping and sliding into Friday night.
Around 7pm, police closed part of Rockcastle Road, which runs parallel with I-64 East, just before the Clark County line. Five accidents happened there in a two mile stretch. The road turned to ice. Two people went to the hospital after slamming into a rod iron fence. Another driver lost his tire when he lost control. Officers on scene told LEX 18 to drive it at our own risk--it was that bad.
Closer to the city, neighborhoods like the one off Grafton Mills Lane had drivers on their toes. The road department only salts one third of Lexington streets, which doesn't include quiet cul-du-sacs.
Plows will continue salting the main roads through Friday night and into Saturday morning. A spokesperson with Lexington Streets and Roads says they're keeping an eye on falling temperatures that could cause re-freezing.