UPDATE: KYTC warns hazardous driving conditions, as road crews continue overnight

Roads still dangerous, residents encouraged to stay home

UPDATE:  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is warning drivers about hazardous driving conditions overnight, as many areas that have been cleared by crews will refreeze.

According to KYTC District 7, crews worked throughout the day Friday plowing, treating, and clearing routes. Operations will continue overnight and into Saturday. However, KYTC warns icy conditions are expected, including black ice conditions.

KYTC advises people to stay home if possible and if you must travel, to reduce your speed and leave a large amount of space between yourself and the vehicle in front of you.

UPDATE POSTED 16:45 P.M. JAN. 7, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)Throughout the day Thursday, Lexington city crews have continued work on priority routes in accordance with the City’s snow plan. Sub- freezing temperatures continue to impact our crews, equipment, and the ability of chemicals to melt the ice and snow.

Crews are actively plowing treated roads and many are down to bare pavement. Treatment efforts will continue through the night and around the clock, until all ranked roads have been treated. The focus Saturday will turn to neighborhood streets.

As the sun goes down and temperatures drop, drivers are advised to continue to drive slowly and be alert for the possibility of black ice forming. Black ice – water that refreezes – can form on previously treated roadways.

The Lexington Police Dept. has resumed the reporting of non-injury collisions in Fayette County. If you were involved in a collision that occurred prior to noon today, you should file a civilian collision report online.

Since 5 a.m., the Lexington Police Department has responded to eight non-injury collisions, three injury collisions, three motorist assists, and 17 traffic hazards.

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.

Dunbar Community Center will be closed Saturday, Jan. 8. The Charlotte Court Youth Basketball League games scheduled for Saturday are canceled.

Raven Run Nature Sanctuary will remain closed on Saturday, Jan. 8. As a result, the Owl Prowl event scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 8 is canceled.

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.

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.

UPDATE POSTED 12:05 P.M. JAN. 7, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – At 12 p.m., Friday, January 7, 2022, Lexington Police Department has resumed responding to non-injury collisions.

Thursday afternoon, Lexington Police temporarily suspended non-injury collision reporting so officers could focus on responding to high priority calls. Those who were involved in a collision that occurred in Lexington prior to noon Thursday are asked to go to www.kentuckystatepolice.org/civilian-collision-reports to report the collision.

Additional officers are working around the city Friday to help citizens. Drivers still are asked not to travel and to stay at home as roadways are still snow covered.

UPDATE POSTED 7 A.M. JAN. 7, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With the snow falling late into the evening, Thursday marked the seventh snowiest day in Lexington’s weather records, with nearly 10 inches of snow in places. City crews are continuing to work around the clock to treat the roads. Motorists are encouraged to stay off the roads, if possible. Although the snow has stopped, cold temperatures have provided challenges, city leaders said as of 7 a.m. Friday.

City crews continued to work overnight treating all rank 1 and approximately half of the rank 2 roads in accordance with the City’s snow plan. Waste Management, Sanitary Sewer, Environmental Services, Code Enforcement, Sewer Treatment, and Parks employees are assisting with snow removal. The day shift used 600 tons of salt in yesterday’s road treatment efforts; numbers from the night shift were not yet available. Workers will continue 12-hours shifts until all ranked roads have been treated.

Motorists are urged to not travel unless absolutely necessary. If you must drive, slow down, increase your braking distance and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Since midnight, the Lexington Police Department has responded to one non-injury collision, four motorist assists, and three traffic hazards.

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.

The Samuel Brown Health Center and City Employee Pharmacy will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7.

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 from Thursday opening at 3 p.m. 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.

UPDATE POSTED 9 P.M. JAN. 6, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – As the response to snow event continues, a number of City services will be modified or suspended on Friday, Jan. 7.

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.

The Samuel Brown Health Center and City Employee Pharmacy will open at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 7.

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.

Motorists are urged to not travel unless absolutely necessary. If you must drive, slow down, increase your braking distance and allow extra time to reach your destination.

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.

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 from Thursday opening at 3 p.m. 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.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 6 .M. JAN. 6, 2022

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Non-emergency City offices that are not involved in snow removal will be closed on Friday, Jan. 7, because of weather conditions.

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.

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