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Kentucky Emergency Operations Center Prepares For Winter Forecast

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Courtesy: Kentucky Emergency Management's website Courtesy: Kentucky Emergency Management's website

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The pending winter weather storm means Kentucky organizations are preparing for slick roads, possible downed power lines and whatever else may come. 

The Kentucky Emergency Operations Center will activate at midnight with non-stop monitoring of conditions across the state.

Officials have been conducting conference calls with other county emergency management officials across Kentucky. They will continue doing so until the snow and ice threat is over. 

Currently, officials tell LEX 18 there is a constant line of communication between police, power and transportation crews. Kentucky Emergency Management officials are already lining up utility workers to deal with downed power lines due to potential ice.

While the pending winter storm does create concern, officials say it will not be another ice storm like the one that hit the state in 2009.

The center wants to stress the importance of everyone staying on top of weather advisories and potential warnings.

"Appears it is going to be mostly centered around transportation, travel-road issues and concerns whether we'll have utility issues with downed power lines," said Kentucky Emergency Management Assistant Director Wayne Burd. 

Authorities urge everyone to check on their neighbors. 

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