Update, 3:10pm, January 16
The Winter Storm WARNING has been CANCELLED. Snow has ended for this afternoon and evening. Travel may still be difficult in many locations. Temperatures will drop tonight with a forecast low of 3. That translates to a wind chill at -9. High tomorrow in the low 20’s.
Update, 1:45pm, January 16
The Winter Storm Warning continues through 4pm today.
Snow is winding down across central Kentucky, with the main band now generally along the I-75 corridor. Expect this to clear out of central KY and the Bluegrass region later this afternoon. Additional accumulation of around 1″ expected.
Update, 10:45am, January 16
Lexington Police advise if you do not have to go out, don’t! If you have to go out, please drive safely. Plan to leave early and allow more distance between vehicles in front of you on the roadway. Reduce your speed on icy, slushy, snowy roads.
Please stay off frozen lakes and ponds! They may “look” safe, but you do not know how thick the ice may actually be. Please do not put yourselves or emergency personnel in dangerous situations.
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.
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.
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.
Update, 9:40am, January 16
A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for Lexington/Fayette County until 4pm.
Heavy snow occurring. Plan on difficult travel conditions, including during the morning commute. Additional snow accumulations of up to three inches are expected.
A Winter Storm Warning for snow means severe winter weather conditions are occurring. If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.
Tuesday, January 16, 8:00am
Here’s the 8am weather briefing from the National Weather Service in Louisville.
Tuesday, January 16, 6:30am
Snow continues to fall in Fayette County. Roads are slick with a few accidents reported.
Fayette County Public Schools are CLOSED.
Lexington Christian Academy Schools are CLOSED.
University of Kentucky and BCTC classes are CANCELLED.
UK Healthcare clinics are OPEN.
Transylvania University is operating on a two-hour delay.
EKU is operating on a two-hour delay. Regional EKU campuses are CLOSED.
Blue Grass Airport reports some flight delays due to weather. Check the airport flight status board here.
Weather Forecast Update
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Fayette County until 1:00pm.
A storm system will continue to bring light to moderate snow mainly to southern and eastern Kentucky through this afternoon.Most areas can expect an additional snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches, with local amounts up to 3 inches where the better snow bands set up and persist. Bitter cold wind chills will also impact southern Indiana and north central Kentucky this morning.
Here’s the latest weather forecast