With scattered snow showers and below freezing temperatures in the forecast for this weekend, the Divisions of Streets & Roads and Water Quality will begin pre-treating ranked roads this afternoon using salt brine, a mixture of salt and chemical de-icing additives. The need for further response will be evaluated Saturday morning.
The largest weather threat Saturday afternoon though Monday will be freezing temperatures, black ice, and pop-up snow showers.
With the expected arrival of winter weather, the City has also activated its Community Emergency Winter Weather Plan for shelters. The plan will remain active from Friday, Jan. 15, continuing through and including the morning of Monday, Jan. 18. The plan may be extended at that time. Shelters have added capacity, but the process to access shelter has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone in need of information and/or shelter can call the street outreach team at 859-513-9199 until 10 p.m. From 10 p.m. until 8 a.m., call 859-494-0470. Anyone needing shelter in the surrounding counties can go to uwbg211.org.
Weather – other than sub and near freezing temperatures – is not expected to impact the Holiday Freedom March honoring Dr. King Monday at 10 a.m.
How to stay informed during the winter season
Website: Get the most up-to-date information about the measures the City is taking to ensure the wellness and safety of our residents at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates.
Social media: Get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the City’s Twitter accounts at @lexwrecks and @lexkypolice. General information, including, emergency and time-sensitive information, is available on the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Traffic cameras: Traffic at major intersections can be viewed in real time through the City’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.