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City Officials Urge Residents To Exercise Caution As Temps Drop

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jan 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-21 09:20:58-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– As temperatures continue to fall around the Bluegrass, officials in Lexington are urging residents to be cautious.

Temperatures remain below freezing and the city is urging drivers to exercise caution on the highways. Main roads and many neighborhood streets have been treated and are dry, but crews will be on hand to treat any icy areas that remain.

LexCall offices are closed today, but slick spots and other concerns can be reported anytime using the free LexCall app for Android or iPhone or by visiting Officials remind citizens to call 911 for all traffic and other emergencies.

Residents are also urged to keep pets inside as much as possible today. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can put pets in danger.

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

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Weather Plan remains in effect through Tuesday, January 22. LexTran is providing free rides to shelters. To report someone in need, call the HopeMobile at 859-252-7881 or the Compassionate Caravan at 859-255-0301.

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