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Scott County responds to dozens of winter weather accidents

Posted at 6:17 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 18:17:32-05

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Scott County Emergency Management has been busy assisting travelers stuck on the roads.

Dispatchers say in a 24-hour period, they helped with 28 non-injury accidents and 10 injury accidents, not including motor assistant calls.

"We couldn't think of any reason to be on the roads. The roads are starting to get better. The salt is beginning to work, so still remain very careful, watch out at intersections and lane changes and things like that," says Scott County Emergency Management Director Michael Hennigan.

Hennigan said they were all hands on deck through the night and will continue to be on a winter weather advisory watch at least through the weekend if not longer.

Still even as bad as things were Hennigan estimates they got about a quarter of an inch of ice which is much less than the over one inch of ice they got in the 2009 ice storm.

"Where this was hazardous, that was completely catastrophic, we had tens of thousands of people without power. No one was able to travel for several days. We had medical people checking on people transporting medicine and things like that this was basically a quick hit and things are getting back to normal," said Hennigan about comparing the two storms.