City officials urge residents to exercise caution in cold temperatures

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington city officials urge residents to exercise caution while driving or spending time outdoors in cold temperatures today.

While city officials say main roads and many neighborhood streets have been treated and are dry, crews will be on hand to treat any remaining icy areas.

LexCall offices are closed today but slick spots and other concerns can be reported anytime using the free LexCall app for Android or iPhone or by clicking HERE.

Officials remind citizens to call 911 for all traffic and other emergencies.

Residents are urged to keep pets inside as much as possible today. Prolonged exposure to 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.

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through Tuesday, Jan. 22. LexTran is providing free rides to shelters.

To report someone in need, call the HopeMobile at 859-252-7881 or the Compassionate Caravan at 859-255-0301.

Residents can get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the city’s Twitter accounts (@lexwrecks and @lexkypolice).

They can also view traffic at major intersection in real time through the city’s traffic cameras.

The city’s snow removal plan with street and sidewalk rankings is available HERE. Get the latest on city snow removal, closings and more HERE.

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