Lexington activates Emergency Weather Plan

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has activated the Emergency Weather Plan.

Lexington mayor Jim Gray made the announcement on his Facebook page Monday.

It is activated to protect the homeless anytime temperatures are expected to go below 32 degrees.

The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters.

Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1, text their zip code to 898211 or visit uwbg211.org for locations of shelters and other resources in Lexington and the surrounding counties.

Homeless individuals or anyone needing a warm place to stay can take a LexTran bus to a shelter for free.

For information on the city’s Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention, visit lexingtonky.gov/homelessness.

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