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Drivers cautioned on snowy morning commute

Posted at 7:39 AM, Feb 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-07 09:10:23-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Road crews worked through the night and into the morning Friday to make Lexington-area roads safe.

For much of the morning, temperatures hovered near freezing with snow falling and ice accumulating in pockets.

See some of the snowy photos viewers have sent in here.

One deadly crash occurred about 3:20 a.m. on the inner loop of New Circle Road near Versailles Road, though it was not immediately clear if weather contributed to the wreck.

Drivers were advised to keep in mind some safety precautions as the flurries continue:

  • Leave early if possible.
  • Don't use cruise control.
  • Remember bridges along with entrance and exit ramps will be icy.
  • Leave plenty of room between vehicles.

Traffic was moving normally on Interstate Highway 75 at about 7 a.m. Friday, as snow plows kept the key roadway clear.

AAA was reminding commuters to pack a winter emergency kit.

Among the items to include:

  • A deicer
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Jumper cables
  • Warning flare or reflector triangle
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight with fresh batteries
  • Sand or kitty litter for traction
  • A blanket
  • Extra gloves
  • Heavy, light-colored jacket, scarf or hat

And the best advice is to give yourself time and take it slow out on the roads.

The wintry blast also was causing some flight delays at Blue Grass Airport.

Two flights from Charlotte were listed as canceled Friday morning and several others showed delays.