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City officials share tips for winter weather preparedness

With more winter weather on the way, city officials held a press conference to share tips + protocols so you can be best prepared.

a top-down view of snow covered residential houses and roads.

It’s time to hibernate.

Photo by @ckyimaging

Snow doubt about it, Lexington is ready for the winter weather.

With subzero temperatures and more snow on the way, Mayor Linda Gorton was joined by fellow public employees to lay out the city’s winter weather preparedness plan.

The city is encouraging Lexingtonians to stay off the roads during this time, and if you do have to go out, here are some helpful tips:

  • View live time traffic cameras to get a better ideas of how conditions are around town
  • Leave early, drive slow, and leave space between
  • Contact Kentucky Utilities for downed power lines or Columbia Gas for suspected gas leaks
  • Call 311 if you see or know of someone in need of the city’s assistance

If you’re staying home + limiting time outside:

  • Let your faucets drip to prevent freezing
  • Protect your pets from the elements
  • Plan out your next outing by exploring our city guides
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