City Officials Urging Caution in Extreme Cold

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Contributor: Lance Vaught
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Updated: 1/05 8:57 pm
Lexington City officials are encouraging everyone to be careful during these frigid temperatures.

"This is unusual weather, and it's important to think intentionally and deliberately about getting prepared," Mayor Jim Gray said. "We are here to urge caution, be alert, aware, be prepared and to do what Lexington citizens do best...care for one another."

The mayor asked that everyone look out for their neighbors, especially the elderly and anyone who lives alone or has special needs.

Officials are also reminding everyone that leaving animals in below-zero temperatures is illegal, so bring them inside.

If you normally have your trash and recycling picked up on Mondays, you will need to wait until Wednesday to set it outside. The city is saving tomorrow's pick-ups until then.

Road crews remind all drivers to be alert. They said when temperatures fall below 15 degrees, the chemicals used to treat streets are not as effective.

24-hour warming centers are also being opened throughout the city, including...

• The Hope Center (360 W. Loudon Avenue)

• The Salvation Army (722 W. Main Street)

• Arbor Youth Services (536 W. Third Street -- youth 0-17 years old)

• The Catholic Action Center (400 E. Fifth Street)

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