Written by LEX18’s Kristina Rosen
Icy road conditions Friday morning caused multiple crashes and led to several interstate/road closures throughout central Kentucky.
Lexington PD responded to ten injury collisions, 54 non-injury collisions, 12 motorist assists, and eleven traffic hazards between midnight and 8:30 a.m. Friday.
On I-64 near mile marker 74, police reported a solid sheet of ice on the road, which made it challenging for officials to arrive on scene.
Traffic is also slowed down considerably on I-75 through Fayette and Scott counties. As of 7 a.m., there is an active crash scene on I-75 at mile marker 113 (Paris exit).
The Leestown/Yarnallton area in Lexington will be shut down until around noon Friday.
Traffic has reopened on I-75 at Man o’ War Blvd, which had been completely stopped most of Friday morning.
At 2 a.m. Friday, vehicles were backed up due to a five-vehicle wreck involving three semis on I-75 near the southern split. The crash left northbound shut down for several hours.
There have also been many calls for jackknifes—cars sliding into ditches.
Scott Co. Sheriff’s Office reports road closures on I-75 South at mile marker 126 and Cynthiana Rd near the county line. Drivers are asked to please avoid the area.