Motorists encouraged to avoid travel

Motorists encouraged to avoid travel

As the temperature continues to rise and City crews continue their efforts, salt is beginning to work. Still, motorists are encouraged to avoid travel, if at all possible. If you must drive, slow down, increase your braking distance and allow extra time to reach your destination.

City crews are continuing to work on treating rank 2 roads in accordance with the City’s snow plan. Employees from Waste Management, Sanitary Sewer, Environmental Services, Code Enforcement, Sewer Treatment, and Parks employees are assisting Streets & Roads and Water Quality with snow removal. The crews will continue to work 12-hour shifts until all ranked roads have been treated.

The Lexington Police Dept. is temporarily suspending reporting non-injury collisions in Fayette County. Learn what to do if you are involved in a non-injury collision.

There will be no garbage pick-up on Friday. Friday pick-ups will be made on Wednesday, Jan. 12. On Saturday, Jan. 8, Waste Management will service downtown, emergencies and any Thursday pick-ups that weren’t completed because of weather. The Free Trash Disposal Day planned for Saturday, Jan. 8 will be rescheduled for a later date.

Non-emergency City offices that are not involved in snow removal will be closed on Friday, Jan. 7, because of weather conditions. The Lexington Senior Center will be closed on Friday, Jan. 7. The Family Care Center will be closed Friday. The UK Clinic will operate normal hours, but patients are advised to call ahead just to be sure.

With the cold weather, residents are reminded that prolonged exposure to dangerous cold temperatures can put pets in danger. If you believe you have witnessed the mistreatment, neglect or abuse of an animal, contact Lexington-Fayette Animal Care & Control at (859) 255-9033 ext. 221. Your contact information will be kept confidential.

Emergency Weather Plan

The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention’s Community Emergency Winter Weather plan has been activated and will remain so through the morning of Saturday, Jan. 8 due to the cold temperatures. Catholic Action Center is partnering with Lighthouse Ministry to provide shelter through 10 a.m. Saturday. Lighthouse is located at 190 Spruce St. 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.

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