A major winter storm is on the way to the bluegrass state. Local high water issues are possible early Wednesday and that will be followed up by heavy snow and sleet. Significant accumulations are likely Wednesday night and Thursday.
On Friday at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, the runway used by the doomed flight of Comair 5191 closed permanently.
Construction began on a new runway at the airport. The smaller 3,500 foot general aviation runway is being replaced by a 4,000 foot one.
Airport officials say the decision had nothing to do with the fact that the Comair disaster happened after a commercial jet took off from the smaller runway.
The airport's primary, 7,000 foot, runway will remain open during the construction project.