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Lexington crews prepare for winter storm

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Posted at 9:30 PM, Feb 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-14 21:31:38-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The salt barns are full and the crews are ready to hit the roads as the next round of winter weather heads to Lexington.

Mayor Linda Gordon says on Sunday night, the city opened the Emergency Operations Center to coordinate the response.

Road crews reported for duty, and will be working 12-hour shifts to pre-treat and clear roads. Mayor Gorton says the priority is to first clear roads, then sidewalks, and then pick up debris.

There will be two warming shelters open starting at 9 a.m. on Monday. One will be at Dunbar Center (545 N. Upper Street) and the other at the Senior Center behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road. They will close at 7 p.m.

Police will be checking on Lexington's homeless population and offering transport to a shelter if requested. They will also be checking on drivers throughout the city.

The fire department will also be on duty, and have additional crews on stand-by.

"I just urge people's patience. You know, we're ready for this event. And we will help people get dug out and the roads cleared, and get back to what we think is normal," said Mayor Gorton.

You can check the city's website for any updates on the winter weather response.