Season's first snow contributes to many crashes on Lexington roads

December 21, 2012 

Dozens of crashes were reported Friday morning in Lexington as snow and low temperatures made roads slick.

The number of non-injury collisions fluctuated, with new ones occurring as others were cleared, according to the Lexington Traffic Management Center. At 8:05 a.m., there were 16; at 8:55 a.m., there were 18.

Lt. Raymond Roller of the Lexington Police said there were 69 non-injury and 5 injury wrecks reported between 6 and 10 a.m.

"They are all over town," he said.

Many of the crashes were attributed to the weather. Meteorologist Chris Bailey said snow squalls will continue Friday before decreasing as the storm moves west to east. Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph are possible. Read more on Bailey's weather blog.

"At this point, if you don't have to go out," Roller said, don't. "It would be preferable if they can delay their travel until the roads improve."

So far, he said, police have been able to keep up with the wrecks.

Meanwhile, Interstate 75 southbound in Scott County was the scene of a multi-vehicle crash that reduced the road to one lane for a couple of hours, the state transportation website said. The accident occurred between mile markers 134 and 140.

Lexington roads that were affected at one time or another Friday included the following:

Squires Road at Richmond Road

Alexandria Drive at Old Frankfort Pike

Nicholasville Road at Canary Road

Southpoint Drive at Grey Oak Lane

Camelot Drive at Wilson Downing Road

Lansdowne Drive at Reynolds Road

North Cleveland Road at Sulphur Lane

Newtown Pike at New Circle Road

Malabu Drive at Tates Creek Road

Reynolds Road at Nicholasville Road

New Circle Road at Versailles Road

Victoria Way at Man o' War Boulevard

Masterson Station Drive at Leestown Road

Man o' War Boulevard at Old Higbee Mill Road

Wilson Downing Road at Creel Court

Malabu Drive at Larkin Road

Bryan Avenue at Locust Hill Drive

Angliana Avenue at South Broadway

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