Lawrenceburg Mayor: “We’re ready”

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – After a devastating fire destroyed the City of Lawrenceburg’s snow plows, the mayor says the city is ready with a backup plan for whatever Mother Nature might bring.

The fire broke out in the early morning hours of February 22nd, and destroyed the building that housed the city’s snow plows and maintenance equipment.

Four plows in all… Gone… In the middle of winter.

“When it first happened and we lost the trucks, most everyone was concerned about the weather,” Lawrenceburg Mayor Sandy Goodlett says.

With a major snow storm on the way to Central Kentucky, Lawrenceburg’s mayor says the city has a plan to make sure roads get cleared.

“We were very fortunate to have a number of cities and counties around us offer mutual aid,” the mayor says.

The mayor told ABC 36 News that the city will use a spare plow from Frankfort and another from Franklin County, as well as a private contracting crew to clear the roads.

“There should not be any delay at all,” Goodlett says. “We should be ready to get into it.”

To avoid confusion, the city says it will have a city maintenance worker riding with the borrowed crews to show them around Lawrenceburg.

The mayor says, “The message I have to the citizens of Lawrenceburg is we’re ready for whatever event happens.”

The city says it is working with the insurance company to get new plows and a new barn built. They expect that the claim process to be completed in the next few weeks.

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