Lexington gearing up for expected snow overnight

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – With snow on the horizon, the city says crews will report for duty for winter weather operations.

Streets & Roads and Water Quality says it will be treating and plowing streets as needed, as well as responding to any calls for slick spots.

Officials want to remind drivers to travel with caution on their Friday morning commute. They caution to reduce speed and leave extra space between vehicles in case drivers need to stop quickly. Officials also warn that bridges and overpasses will typically be the first surfaces to get slick.

The city says the Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Winter Weather Plan remains in effect through Saturday, February 8. The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters. Anyone needing assistance can call 211 or text their zip code to 898211. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org.

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 intersections in real time through the City’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.

Get the latest on city snow removal, closings and more at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates.

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