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Lexington Emergency Management prepares for another round of winter

Officials with Lexington Emergency Management are increasing operations Tuesday ahead of another winter storm that could cause power outages for some.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington emergency management says they began preparing for the wintry mix moving in Tuesday, the day before.

Subzero temperatures have led to propane shortages and trouble with travel. Road crews have been busy clearing icy roads over the past month.

Emergency management crews say for Tuesday, power outages are their main concern. Crews are increasing communication with personnel across the state in preparation for hazardous conditions.

"It doesn't make any difference whether you've got 4 wheel drive or 8 wheel drive," says Charles O'Neal with Kentucky Emergency Management, "you're not going to be able to safely maneuver a vehicle on ice covered roads. It just can't be done."

With the potential for power outages, officials are reminding everyone about the importance of using carbon monoxide detectors for those who use other sources to heat their home.

Kentucky Utilities says they have crews on standby should the weather begin to cause outages. They say they will be ready to deal with whatever Mother Nature brings.


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