Jacobson Park to temporarily close Wednesday for disaster drill

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A disaster drill will close one of Lexington’s most popular parks for a few hours on Wednesday.

As part of its county-wide preparedness effort and its participation in the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program, Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management, along with other public safety, health and medical, transportation and social service agencies, will conduct a disaster exercise at Jacobson Park beginning at approximately 8:30 a.m. and concluding by 2:00 p.m. Jacobson Park will be closed to the public during that time.

Expect increased traffic from police and fire department vehicles as well as Lextran buses.

The Lexington exercise is part of a ten-county drill that will simulate an accident involving chemical agents stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond. In addition to activities at Jacobson Park, several local hospitals and social service agencies will also participate in the exercise.

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