LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2018) – Another round of snow arrived overnight causing snow covered roads throughout Lexington. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Fayette County until 1 p.m. Tuesday with bitter cold wind chills in the forecast through tomorrow.
City street crews have treated and plowed all Rank 1 roads and are currently working on Rank 2 roads. Last night’s shift used 728 tons of salt and the city expects to accept a delivery of salt today. Motorists are reminded to drive slowly and give themselves extra time to reach their destination. Travel may be difficult in some areas, especially on secondary and untreated roads.
All city offices are open on regular schedule. Additionally, the city’s waste collection crews will run on its regular schedule. To leave room for plows, your carts should be placed at the end of your driveway, not in the road. Make sure the area in front of your carts is clear.
The Lexington Police Department has responded to a total of 22 calls since midnight. From 5 – 7:30 a.m., calls were as follows:
· Injury collision – 1
· Non injury collision – 10
· Motorist assist – 1
· Traffic hazards – 0
· Escorts – 2
The Lexington Fire Department is reminding residents to stay off frozen ponds and lakes. “We have witnessed individuals out walking on neighborhood ponds as well as the Reservoir,” said Battalion Chief Joe Best. “While it may be tempting to walk or skate on a frozen pond, you just don’t know how thick the ice actually is and it could put you in a dangerous situation quickly. It also puts emergency personnel in harm’s way.”
The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention Emergency Winter Weather Plan remains in effect through Jan. 18. Anyone wishing to report someone who may need a ride to a shelter can call or text the Catholic Action Center’s Compassionate Caravan at (859) 913-0038. Messages are received and followed up on but not always returned.
Citizens can get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the city’s Twitter accounts (@lexwrecks and @lexkypolice). Traffic at major intersections is also available in real time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.