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LEX 18 Traffic Tracker: Icy Conditions Spark Multiple Crashes Across Region

Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 11:42:11-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Icy conditions were being eyed as the cause of multiple crashes early Sunday on roadways in the Lexington area and throughout the region.

Emergency crews responding around 7 a.m. to several crashes along Interstate Highway 75 between mile markers 113 and 118. The interstate was closed for about an hour as responders worked to clear the scene and salt trucks were called in.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials said a commercial vehicle fire closed Interstate Highway 64 near Frankfort. Officials said a secondary crash near mile marker 55 has closed all of the lanes just before 8 a.m.

Additionally, emergency crews were responding to multiple crashes on the west side of town. Fire officials were called out around 7:30 a.m. to reports of crashes at New Circle and Versailles roads.

Police respond to a crash Sunday near New Circle and Versailles roads.

Roadways throughout the region were slick with precipitation and temperatures hovering around the freezing point.

Salt trucks were being called out to trouble spots.