Below freezing temperatures affect road conditions

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Road safety is vital during the winter months, especially when temperatures fall below freezing, which causes roads to become slick and dangerous for commuters.

According to Clark County Emergency Management, since temperatures fell below freezing overnight, untreated and elevated road surfaces can become slick and dangerous.

They say most of the roadways that have water left on them, could also become slick and hazardous.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities say they are offering a few winter season reminders, to help residents stay safe and comfortable in their homes.

  •  They say keep warm air in and cold air out of your home. Ensure heating systems are operating efficiently. They say seal leaks and gaps around the home with caulk, spray foam, or weather-stripping. Also, make sure warm-air registers are not blocked by drapes or furniture.

 

  • They say build an emergency kit that includes: Battery-powered radio’s, flashlights with extra batteries, a first-aid kit, in addition to over-the-counter and prescription medications.

 

  • LG&E and Kentucky Utilities also says stay away from fallen power lines. They say strong winds, and snow and ice accumulation on tree branches can sometimes cause them to break and fall into power lines.

According to Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities, customers can check outages in their surrounding areas by accessing the online outage map on their website: www.lge-ku.com/storm.

They also say customers can report a downed wire or power outage.

Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers can call: (502) 589-1444.

Kentucky Utilities customers can call: 1-800-981-0600.

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