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Lexington sees several car crashes as snow continues to fall

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Jan 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-16 07:30:58-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The City of Lexington reported that police have seen four crashes so far this morning.

This comes after about a half-inch of snow fell overnight.

"Motorists are urged to drive with caution as temperatures stay below freezing this weekend," the Director of the City of Lexington Streets and Roads Department, Rob Allen, said in a press release. "Watch for slick areas, especially on overpasses and untreated roadways."

Allen also said snow crews treated roads overnight.

The City has activated its Community Emergency Winter Weather Plan for shelters, which will be active through Monday. It could possibly be extended.

For more information, call the street outreach team at 859-513-9199 until 10 p.m. From 10 p.m. until 8 a.m., call 859-494-0470. Anyone needing shelter in the surrounding counties can visit this site.