Freeze Warning expires at 9:00 AM on 4/17, issued at 3:24 AM Allen, KY | Annville, KY | Artemus, KY | Ary, KY

Prepping for More Cold Throughout The Bluegrass

Reported by: Paris Lewbel
Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 1/27 8:01 pm
As temperatures begin to plummet throughout the Bluegrass, officials have suggested a few quick things to make dealing with the bitter cold a little bit easier.

While it is above freezing the Lexington Office of Emergency Management recommends cleaning off headlights, tail lights, mirrors and windows. Make sure that you can see out and other drivers can see you. Also, making sure to refill your windshield washer fluid will make for a safer commute.

Drivers should also keep at least a half tank of gas in the vehicle, AAA said. Slippery roads can lead to wrecks, which could cause unexpected detours and delays for drivers.

Air pressure in tires should also be checked, officials said. Cold air can cause pressure to drop, and tires without the correct pressure can lead to less traction on roadways.

All vehicles should also have an emergency kit, police said. Kits should include blankets, gloves, hats, food and water.

According to police officials, if you get stranded, stay with the vehicle. Don't try to walk for assistance, the bitter cold can cause frost bite in just a few minutes.

In your home, check pipes and leave a drip of water running overnight, emergency management officials said. A small drip of water will make sure your pipes don't freeze.

Clearing your sidewalks and walkways ahead of cold temperatures will be helpful, they added. Salt won't be effective when temperatures drop into the single digits.

Share
Most Popular
Two Men Injured In Violent Crash In Laurel County
The Laurel County Sheriff's Office said two London men were airlifted to UK Hospital after the car they were in left Wyan Road Tuesday night and hit a tree head-on.
Proposed Walmart In Versailles Causing Controversy
A Walmart Supercenter may be coming to Versailles, but families there have mixed feelings about the development. Video Video
Former Pastor Accepts Plea Deal to Sex Abuse Charges
A former Wayne County pastor who had been indicted on 13 counts of rape in 2011 accepted a plea deal Tuesday.
Lawmakers toughen accountability for districts
A bill aimed at strengthening accountability standards for Kentucky's school districts has won final approval from state lawmakers.
Part Of Bluegrass Pkwy. To Temporarily Close In Woodford Co.
Part of the Bluegrass Parkway in Woodford County will be temporarily closed Thursday. The state said crews would be cleaning up rock slide debris from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.