Lexington Mayor Declares Snow Emergency

Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry has declared a snow emergency, effective at 6 p.m. On Friday.

The Stage One Snow Emergency requires drivers to move vehicles parked on designated snow emergency routes. The affected roadways are marked with "Snow Emergency Route" street signs.

"We don't know what the evening is going to bring in terms of accumulation, but the National Weather Service is predicting that we will receive six to 10 inches," Newberry said. "We need to be able to plow snow routes and that requires that parked vehicles be moved. It's easier and safer for citizens to move their vehicles before the snow falls."

If vehicles are not moved by 10 on Friday night, they may be towed. Vehicle owners may retrieve their towed vehicles by calling the Police Reports Desk at 258-3563.

The snow emergency order remains in effect until it is lifted by the Mayor.

City and state crews are currently putting salt on the priority streets and roads. Salting will continue through the night and plowing will take place as needed on priority streets and roads.

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