Snow and ice updates

The most up-to-date information about the measures the city is taking to ensure our residents' wellness and safety.

Snow and ice control plan

Most recent updates

Thursday, Jan. 20
5 a.m. 

  • Waste collection for Thursday has been canceled. Residents that normally have Thursday waste collection will instead be serviced on Saturday, Jan. 22. 
  • Non-emergency City offices that are not involved in weather-related work will delay opening until 10 a.m. Employees who are working from home should start at their normal time. 
  • City crews have been out overnight treating streets per the City’s snow plan and will continue throughout the day.  
  • The LFUCG Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention cold weather plan remains in effect through the morning of Jan. 24. 
  • The Family Care Center will open at 10 a.m.   

Street rankings

Prioritization of roads for snow and ice removal is based on traffic volume with consideration for access to public transportation, emergency services, and schools. 

Real-time traffic ticker

Traffic cameras

Snow response viewer 

Rank 1 streets are the main roads in and out of the city. Examples include Main Street, Harrodsburg Road and Newtown Pike. Most Rank 1 roads are also snow emergency routes. 

Rank 2 streets, such as Rosemont Garden and Bryan Avenue, connect Rank 1 roads and provide access to large commercial areas with offices and stores. 

Rank 3 streets are main collector routes that connect residential areas to Rank 1 and 2 roads. Examples include Zandale Drive, Appian Way and Buck Lane. 

Rank 4 streets are local collector streets within subdivisions, which allow residents access to main roads.

Can't find your street? It may be a state maintained road. Learn more about state snow removal.

Sidewalk shoveling

Sidewalk shoveling requirements kick in if the weather deteriorates.

Information about sidewalk snow removal.

Street ranking map

Important contacts

311 or (859) 425-2255
Submit a service request


Police – non-emergency
(859) 258-3600

Fire – non-emergency
(859) 231-5600

Fayette County Public Schools
(859) 381-4100

Kentucky Utilities (power)
(502) 627-2000

Kentucky American Water
1 (800) 678-6301

Columbia Gas
(859) 288-0215

(859) 253-4636

Fayette County Sheriff's Office
(859) 252-1771

Social media links


Worried about someone out in the cold or experiencing homelessness?

Contact the Compassionate Caravan by calling (859) 913-0038 or the Hope Center Street Outreach team at (859) 252-7881. There are also shelters for people experiencing homelessness.

Prolonged exposure to dangerous cold temperatures can put pets in danger.

If you believe you have witnessed the mistreatment, neglect or abuse of an animal, contact LFACC at (859) 255-9033 ext. 221. Your contact information will be kept confidential.