LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – With light snow showers in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning, city crews are out spraying salt brine on bridges and overpasses.
This pre-treatment is possible because ambient air temperatures are still above freezing and expected possible precipitation will be sleet or snow instead of rain. Crews will remain on duty overnight and through tomorrow to monitor critical areas, respond to slick calls and treat roadways as necessary.
Motorists should always be aware of road conditions and how weather changes can affect road surfaces. Bridges, overpasses, sidewalks and parking lots will freeze before regular roadways. And with any winter weather event, motorists are reminded to drive slowly, increase following distances, and always make sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seatbelt.
The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been enacted and will remain in effect until Monday, Dec. 10. The plan includes expanded shelter services and free transportation to shelters. Anyone needing assistance can dial 2-1-1 or text their zip code to 898211. For a list of all available shelters and transportation services, as well as other resources, visit uwbg211.org.
Residents can get information on accidents, lane blockages, snow-and-ice trouble spots and road closures through the city’s Twitter accounts (@lexwrecks and @lexkypolice). They can also view traffic at major intersection in real time through the city’s traffic cameras at lexingtonky.gov/traffic.