Lexington mayor details city’s response to snowstorm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Mayor Jim Gray held a press conference on Friday afternoon to discuss what city officials are doing to keep citizens safe.
He thanked citizens for staying off the roads, it has reduced the amount of accidents. Gray said.
Police have responded to 2 injury and 34 non-injury collisions since midnight.
Mayor Gray said, “At times we’ve experienced near white-out conditions, but we’re fighting back. Our road crews are out non-stop and we’re responding to individual concerns, as needed.”
Road crews and contractors are out salting and plowing Lexington’s most heavily used streets. He has encouraged citizens to avoid parking on the city’s Snow Emergency Routes.
Mayor Gray says there is free parking in the city garages downtown until Sunday.
City has extended hours for LexCall 311 (425-2255). Citizens should call 311 for assistance. Call 911 only in the case of life threatening emergencies. LexCall will operate on a 24-hour basis until the snow storm ends.
The Catholic Action Center’s ColdLine is still accepting calls and texts at 859-913-0038.