Weather radar shows that the last of the snow has moved out of Lexington. The National Weather Service has canceled the winter storm warning for Fayette County, though the warning remains in effect for counties to the the south and east of us.
Travel remains difficult around the region. Most primary and secondary roads – including I-64, I-75, and Bluegrass Parkway – remain covered in snow and ice. A peek at the Transportation Cabinet’s 511 map shows the pink “hazardous conditions” highlighting on just about every major road in the Bluegrass. The main 511 site is l-o-a-d-i-n-g v-e-r-y- s-l-o-w-l-y due to the massive amount of data on it, so you may be better off with the mobile app, as shown at right.
State highway crews have been working around the clock since last night and are continuing operations across the Commonwealth today. In our district (District 7), crews are plowing and treating in Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford counties. The Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists:
- Exercise greater caution when driving. Slow down.
- Be prepared for slick conditions.
- Give a wide berth to snow plows and other heavy highway equipment.
- Eliminate distractions while behind the wheel.
- The Cabinet’s SAFE Patrol is available to assist motorists whose vehicles become disabled on Kentucky interstates and parkways. For SAFE Patrol assistance, call 511 or toll-free at 1-877-FOR-KYTC (1-877-367-5982).