National Weather Service, 8:48AM
Roads will remain slick this morning, and some roads may remain snow covered. Temperatures continue to drop, and wind chill readings through the mid to late morning hours will be in the single digits. Temperatures won’t improve much this afternoon, though winds will gradually diminish.
Bundle up, and take it slow on slick roads. Here’s the forecast for the week
Lexington-Fayette County Urban Government, 6:00AM
Crews from the Divisions of Streets & Roads and Water Quality have been out clearing roads overnight. They will continue treating roads throughout the morning, and are on call for the day shift if conditions require additional response.
City officials are encouraging residents to stay off the roads Sunday morning. Drivers should use extreme caution if they do go out. Roads are slick. Drivers are reminded to allow extra time for stopping and to keep a safe distance between other cars to avoid possible collisions.
Since 11 p.m. Saturday, Lexington Police have responded to 1 injury collision, 8 non-injury collisions and 3 motorist assists.
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.
Temperatures will continue to drop this morning with wind chill in the single digits. Extremely cold temperatures are expected to persist through Monday.
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.
Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or log onto www.uwbg211.org for locations of shelters and other resources in Lexington and surrounding counties.
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, 7:00AM
District 7 personnel worked overnight and continue this morning plowing and treating state routes for the 12 counties in the district. A flood warning has been issued for Stoner Creek in Paris, Bourbon County. Motorists should remember that black ice can form on previously treated areas. Bridges, ramps and overpasses typically freeze before surface level roadways.
State roads in Fayette County are mostly snow covered. Crews are out plowing and treating.
Blue Grass Airport
Winter weather across the midwest and mid-south is affecting air transportation. Check here for arrivals and departures at Blue Grass Airport.