City crews prepare for another round of winter weather

Crews from Streets & Roads and Water Quality continue to work around the clock treating roads per the City’s snow plan in preparation for another round of winter weather.

Generally, main roads are passable. Continued caution should be taken on side streets. If you must be on the road today, remember to drive slowly, increase your following distance and allow extra time to reach your destination.

Since midnight, the Lexington Police Dept. reports no overnight collisions and only four motorist assists.  

City offices that are not involved in weather response will be on a two-hour delay today.

The City is again suspending waste collection today, Wednesday, Feb. 17, because of icy conditions. The City was scheduled to pick up waste today that was not picked up on Monday, Feb. 15.

No City carts or dumpsters will be collected on Wednesday. Residents may leave their carts at the curb. A new make-up day has not yet been identified.

The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention’s Community Emergency Winter Weather plan remains active until the morning of Saturday, Feb. 20. If you know of or see someone that appears to be in need of emergency shelter, call (859) 533-9199. If it is between the hours of 10 p.m. and 8 a.m., call (859) 258-3600. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org.

How to stay informed during the winter season

Website: Get the most up-to-date information about the measures the City is taking to ensure the wellness and safety of our residents at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates. You can also view the snow and ice control plan with street and sidewalk rankings.

Social media: Get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the City’s Twitter accounts at @lexwrecks and @lexkypolice. General information, including, emergency and time-sensitive information, is available on the City’s Facebook account.   

Traffic cameras: Traffic at major intersections can be viewed in real time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.

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