City of Lexington activates its Emergency Weather Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Temperatures are expected to fall this week and that has the city of Lexington activating its Emergency Weather Plan.

The city activates the plan anytime the temperature is expected to be 32 degrees or below so that the homelessness in Lexington will have better access to shelters.

While the Emergency Weather Plan is in place, Lexington expands the capacity limit at all local shelters to make sure no one is sleeping on the streets in the extreme cold.

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

The city says the plan will remain in effect through Monday, November 16.

For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit

Anyone who wishes to report someone who may need a ride to a shelter can call the HopeMobile van at (859) 252-7881. Referrals are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

You may also call the Compassionate Caravan at (859) 913-0038 during activation periods and leave a message. If you wish to speak with someone with the Compassionate Caravan, call (859) 255-0301.

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