City of Lexington urges drivers to use extra caution on the road as light snow reaches the area

Posted at 12:55 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 12:58:52-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The City of Lexington wants drivers to use extra caution as light snow is expected throughout the day.

"It's the first snow of the season so just use some extra caution today," Mayor Linda Gorton said. "City crews are out on the streets to keep our roads as safe as possible."

Due to road temperatures hovering in the 40s, snow is unlikely to accumulate on road surfaces.

City crews began treating bridges at 5:00 a.m. Monday and Streets & Roads and Water Quality will continue to monitor roads in the snow plan for needed treatment.

"Overnight, crews will treat roads in all areas, as needed, as the forecast suggests possibly an inch or more accumulation," said Rob Allen, director, Streets & Roads.

The City of Lexington says they are prepared with approximately 4,250 gallons of salt brine, 3,800 tons of rock salt (sodium chloride), and some 4,000 gallons of proprietary chemical additive on hand. Pre-treating the roads with salt brine, salt or a mixture of salt and chemical de-icing additives is the first step in preparing for a new event.