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Weather Washes Out Lexington Businesses

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 17:28:11-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Soggy weather can cause a soggy economy for some businesses.

If you are a golfer, you may have noticed a new “water hazard” at Picadome Public Golf Course. It isn’t a water hazard by design, but unfortunately, it is what happens when we get several inches of rain in a short amount of time.

2.6 inches of rain has been measured at Blue Grass Airport since Saturday, and even more in other locations around town.

“We saw last year, I believe was the wettest year on record, for Lexington we saw a drop in rounds, and there’s no way to avoid that with golf being an outside sport. What we do have is a wonderful maintenance crew that’s been maintaining these course beautifully even with the hit of rain we’ve had the last year,” said Golf Services Manager Curtis Mitchell.

Another industry feeling washed out by all the rain is the car wash industry.

“Car counts can be down when there’s a lot of rain and we’ve had a lot of rain lately,” said Clean Sweep manager Patrick Ellison.