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Mayor: Lexington lucked out this time but winter is far from over

Mayor Linda Gorton and Rob Allen (at podium) with Lexington's Division of Streets and Roads
Lexington Fayette Urban County Government
Mayor Linda Gorton and Rob Allen (at podium) with Lexington's Division of Streets and Roads

WUKY's Karyn Czar spoke with Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton about the progress city crews are making in cleaning up from this week's ice storm.

City snow crews remain on duty

Lexington, Ky. (Feb 4, 2022) – With snow moving out of the area, City crews continue to make progress on area roads. Air and pavement temperatures have made salt applications effective.

“Thanks to so many of our residents who helped us by staying off the roads,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “Our accident count has been low even though roads have been slick. That’s because those who could stay home did so.”

Between 6 – 11 a.m., the Lexington Police Dept. has responded to one non-injury collision and one call for a tree down.

Motorists are reminded to not call 911 for road conditions. Residents can view local traffic at major intersections in real-time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic. The public can get travel information for the state at snowky.ky.gov.

For the most up-to-date list of closings, delays and cancelations, visit the City’s website at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates.

Emergency Weather Plan

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through the morning of Monday, Feb. 7. The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org. If you see someone who may need shelter, call the Lexington Police Dept. non-emergency number at (859) 258-3600.

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.

Karyn Czar joined the WUKY News team July 1, 2013, but she's no stranger to radio.