Lexington activates Emergency Weather Plan

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated the Emergency Weather Plan.

Lexington mayor Jim Gray made the announcement on his Facebook page Monday.

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It is activated to protect the homeless anytime temperatures are expected to go below 32 degrees.

The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters.

Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or visit uwbg211.org for locations of shelters and other resources in Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Homeless individuals or anyone needing a warm place to stay can take a LexTran bus to a shelter for free.

For information on the city’s Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention, visit lexingtonky.gov/homelessness.