Crews from Streets & Roads and Water Quality continue to work around the clock treating roads per the City’s snow plan.
Travel is not advised unless necessary. If you must be on the road today, remember to drive slowly, increase your following distance and allow extra time to reach your destination. Due to inclement weather, many businesses may be closed so it is advised to check first before leaving your home.
Overnight, the Lexington Police Dept. responded to 3 non-injury collisions and 15 motorist assists.
Residents are also reminded to not call 911 or the Kentucky State Police for current road conditions. Individuals can visit the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for snow and ice information for state roadways.
A Stage One Snow Emergency went into effect on Monday, Feb. 15. The Stage One Snow Emergency requires motorists to move vehicles parked on designated snow emergency routes. City garages downtown are open for free parking.
City offices that are not involved in weather response will be closed today. The Environmental Quality & Public Works Committee and the Council Work Session scheduled for today are both canceled.
This morning, Gov. Andy Beshear said state office buildings are closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, due to icy and dangerous road conditions. State employees able to telecommute and essential employees designated for mandatory operations should continue to report to work as directed by agency management. State employees with questions regarding this closure should contact either their agency’s management or human resources office.
Waste Management has announced that no carts or dumpsters will be collected today due to the icy road conditions. Residents may leave their carts at the curb, though they are encouraged to keep them out of the street. Keeping carts off the roads will make it easier for crews clearing streets of ice and snow. A make-up day has not yet been identified. To receive text notifications when holidays or weather impact your collection day, text your collection day (e.g., TUESDAY) to 888777.
The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention’s Community Emergency Winter Weather plan remains active. If you know of or see someone that appears to be in need of emergency shelter, call (859) 533-9199. If it is between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., call (859) 258-3600. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org.
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. You can also view the snow and ice control plan with street and sidewalk rankings.
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 account.
Traffic cameras: Traffic at major intersections can be viewed in real time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.