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LEX 18 Traffic Tracker: Multiple Crashes Snarl I-75 Traffic Near Lexington

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 10, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Slick roadways caused mayhem for travelers Sunday morning and early afternoon, with multiple crashes reported on Interstate Highway 75 north of Lexington.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said a crash about noon in the southbound lanes of I-75 at mile marker 120 completely shut down traffic in that direction. Officials said the scene was cleared and the roadway reopened to traffic about 1:20 p.m.

Earlier another crash after 11 a.m. on I-75 in the northbound lanes near mile marker 121 snarled traffic for about an hour.

Another crash, this one in the southbound lanes I-75 at the 118 mile marker was bringing traffic to a crawl with one lane open. Salt trucks were brought in and all lanes in this area were reopened before 12:30 p.m.

Officials tell LEX 18 that the overpass at the I-75/Interstate Highway 64 split iced over, causing the hazardous driving conditions.

Authorities said two vehicles collided, causing minor injuries. Officials said two other vehicles slid off the roadway, causing no injuries, and a truck slid into a semi, also causing no injuries.