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Icy conditions cause power outages, slick roads in Lexington

Posted at 10:19 PM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 23:38:28-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The impact of the ice storm was felt across Lexington Thursday night as many roads remained icy and some residents were left without power.

Heidi and Paul Reese lost power around 3 a.m. Thursday and were still waiting for it to be restored Thursday night.

"I keep optimistically thinking that it's going to be back soon but so far it has not," Paul said.

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Heidi and Paul Reese lost power early Thursday morning and were still waiting for it to be restored Thursday night due to the ice storm.

The couple was able to stay warm with the help of two gas fireplaces in their home off Tates Creek Road.

"We've just been living on the level that has the fireplaces and I've even figured out a way to get hot water and heat a few things," Heidi said.


Lexington Emergency Responders continued to ask people to stay home Thursday night as many side and neighborhood roads remained covered with ice.

"Roads are going to be really slick tonight, especially side roads and refreezing so please don't take trips unless you need to," said Rob Allen, Lexington Director of Streets and Roads.

The process of clearing roads has been slowed by the cold temperatures, Allen said, but the city is prepared with enough salt and crews working all hours.