City crews continue to make progress with clearing and treating roads with salt and other materials. Roads will be slick in spots due to the extreme cold. The dayside crew that started at 8 am will continue working into the early evening. At 8 pm, a full overnight crew will continue addressing ice and drifting snow.
A reduced crew shift will continue tomorrow morning with clearing and salting efforts throughout the day.
Residents and visitors are advised to stay off the roads. If you must drive, use extreme caution.
From 4 am to 4 pm, the Lexington Police Department responded to 103 traffic-related calls with no significant injury accidents. As of 4 pm., the call breakdown is as follows:
- 8 injury collision
- 45 non-injury collisions
- 22 motorist assists
- 28 traffic hazards
Lexington Fire Department crews responded to 97 medical and fire-related incidents.
Kentucky Utilities reports 166 customers in Fayette County without power.
A wind chill advisory remains in effect until 1 p.m. tomorrow. Plan on slippery road conditions. Patchy-blowing snow can significantly reduce visibility. Frostbite on exposed skin is possible in as little as 30 minutes.
Prioritization of roads for snow and ice removal is based on traffic volume with consideration for access to public transportation, emergency services, and schools. Residents can view traffic in real-time using city traffic cameras.
- Rank 1 streets are the main roads in and out of the city. Examples include Main Street, Harrodsburg Road and Newtown Pike. Most Rank 1 roads are also snow emergency routes.
- Rank 2 streets, such as Rosemont Garden and Bryan Avenue, connect Rank 1 roads and provide access to large commercial areas with offices and stores.
- Rank 3 streets are main collector routes that connect residential areas to Rank 1 and 2 roads. Examples include Zandale Drive, Appian Way and Buck Lane.
- Rank 4 streets are local collector streets within subdivisions, which allow residents access to main roads.
View the Lexington snow plan at https://www.lexingtonky.gov/snow-and-ice-control-plan.
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 through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.