National Weather Service
Wind chill values will bottom out between 5 below and 5 above zero this morning. Some areas in southern Indiana and northern Kentucky could see wind chill values slightly colder than 5 below zero. Dress in layers. Cover any exposed skin if you plan to be outdoors for any extended period of time. Wind chill values are forecast to rise into the teens to 20s this afternoon.
Additionally, a few slick spots could be lingering on roadways. Black ice is very difficult to detect. Use caution.
Lexington Fayette Urban Government
While the snowfall has ended, the temperature remains below freezing and so citizens are urged to be cautious while driving and being outside today. Main roads and many neighborhood streets have been treated and are dry, but crews will be on hand to treat any icy areas that remain.
If you have pipes that are prone to freezing, take precautions now. The freezing temperatures will continue into Tuesday. Here’s what you need to do.
LexCall offices are closed today, but slick spots and other concerns can be reported anytime using the free LexCall app for Android or iPhone or by visiting www.LexingtonKY.gov/LexCall. Officials remind citizens to call 911 for all traffic and other emergencies.
Residents are urged to keep pets inside as much as possible today. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can put pets in danger. If you believe you have witnessed the mistreatment, neglect or abuse of an animal, contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control at (859) 255-9033 ext. 221. Your contact information will be kept confidential.
The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through Tuesday, January 22. LexTran is providing free rides to shelters. To report someone in need, call the HopeMobile at 859-252-7881 or the Compassionate Caravan at 859-255-0301.
Residents can get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the city’s Twitter accounts (@lexwrecks and @lexkypolice). They can also view traffic at major intersection in real time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.
The city’s snow removal plan with street and sidewalk rankings is available at lexingtonky.gov/snow. Get the latest on city snow removal, closings and more at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates.