Emergency management recommends clearing storm sewers to prevent local flooding
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2015) – Another significant winter storm is headed for the commonwealth, bringing a potentially dangerous mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain.
The storm will start as snow, transition to sleet and freezing rain before turning to heavy rain as temperatures warm on Saturday. Regions of the state will experience different impacts from this weather system. Forecasts are not finalized, and citizens are urged to continually monitor local weather forecast updates.
Rain coupled with frozen ground surface could cause flash flooding along small rural streams and in urban areas. Storm drains blocked by snow and ice may contribute to localize urban flooding. Homeowners can help by checking storm drains in front of their residences and removing any snow or debris in order to allow clear access for drainage.
Road conditions throughout the state can be found on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s website at www.511.ky.gov, by calling 511 in Kentucky or 1-866-737-3767 for out-of-state callers.