Be prepared for winter weather

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There was a big change in weather from Monday to Tuesday.

Temperatures were around 60 degrees on Monday and by Tuesday the temperatures was around 20 degrees with snow on the ground.

The big change had some people surprised and it even caused some problems.

“Right now, I’m dealing with getting my gas tank open so dealing with all the ice and what not so that’s always tough,” said Justin Carter.

Jon Bobel with Lexington-Fayette County Emergency Management says he and his employees try to warn people.

He says he notices about half of those in Fayette County are prepared for what’s coming.

Bobel says this early peek at winter is a good time to get ready.

He recommends keeping a winter kit in your car with food, water, and a blanket.

If you’re driving, make sure the snow is off your car so you have clear vision of the road.

In your home, don’t use any gas grills or ovens and always make sure you unplug your space heaters before bed.

“The most important thing about being prepared is being aware,” said John Bobel, Lexington-Fayette County Emergency Management.

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