Extremely cold, record-breaking temperatures are settling across parts of the Midwest after a powerful snowstorm pounded the region overnight Monday, and forecasters are describing the subzero weather on the way as potentially life-threatening.
To help keep the homeless from the elements the Catholic Action Center will be expanding its hours and will remain open for the next 24 hours. They say they plan to keep that schedule until the weather breaks.
AAA of Lexington is reminding Central Kentucky drivers that the cold temperatures can kill weak car batteries. It says battery problems are the top reason that motorists are calling for roadside help this winter.
As temperatures hold steady below zero, some companies said firewood sales have doubled this winter. Lexington Tree Services said compared to last year, they are selling twice as much firewood this season.