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Lexington Road Crews Preparing For Winter Storm

Posted at 11:50 AM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 17:21:54-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Lexington road crews are busy preparing for a winter storm that is expected to move into the region Friday night.

Workers from the city’s Division of Streets & Roads will begin spreading brine on major thoroughfares early Friday afternoon and will continue working through the evening.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for central Kentucky beginning 10 p.m. Friday until 11 a.m. Saturday. Snow accumulations of two to four inches are expected.

The city’s snow removal plan with street and sidewalk rankings is available online Get the latest on city snow removal, closings and more at

Motorists should exercise extreme caution if driving is necessary, as the storm is expected to result in snow-covered roads and reduced visibility.

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

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through Jan. 14. LexTran is providing free rides to shelters.  Anyone who wishes to report someone who may need a ride to a shelter can call the HopeMobile van at (859) 252-7881. Referrals are accepted Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.  – 3 p.m. Residents may also call the Compassionate Caravan at (859) 913-0038 during activation periods and leave a message. (Note: Messages will not be returned to this number.) If you wish to speak with someone with the Compassionate Caravan, call (859) 255-0301.