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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - In Lexington, city leaders have been keeping a close eye on the weather.

Road crews and extra first responders are on standby, prepared to work as long as it takes to keep you safe. Mayor Gray and half a dozen other city leaders joined together Friday to stress the importance of being prepared for this winter storm.

Mayor Gray says, "this is not about creating anxiety, it's about creating preparedness. It's about being alert."

And for Mayor Gray, it's about protecting Lexington families. Off-duty dispatchers, police, and firefighters will be brought in if needed Friday evening. Emergency shelters are open and available. KU power crews are standing by, and road crews are working 12-hour shifts around the clock until the severe weather subsides.

Assistant Chief Harold Hoskins says, "The fire department, we are fully staffed. All our companies will be on duty all weekend. We have accumulated some debris removal equipment that we can deploy should we become hampered."

A number of activities have been cancelled in Lexington due to the weather, including all Fayette County Public School activities for the weekend.

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