Lexington road crews expect long night because of snow

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Snow is expected to pile up overnight as a winter storm moves through, the morning commute on Wednesday could be treacherous.

Streets and Roads crews will be coming into work around 8 p.m. Tuesday night gearing up for the anticipated winter storm.

Flurries started in Lexington just after 7 p.m. With up to six inches of snow the expected in the Lexington area, city road crews will be closely monitoring the situation. Crews will work through the night and hope to have things under control by the morning rush.

"I guess the piece of advice is to be aware of that and give yourself plenty of time," said Sam Williams, director of streets and roads in Lexington.

"Drive cautiously, but I think this is going to be a short-lived event. I think we're looking at temperatures rising to above freezing by midday. Temperatures getting well above freezing by the evening. So I think it's going to be a short lived event for us folks here in Central Kentucky."

Williams says he doesn't anticipate having to restock the city's salt supply for this winter.

WKYT Chief Meteorologist Chris Bailey says that if we get 2.2 inches of snow after midnight, it will break a record for most snowfall on March 6.

One year ago today we saw four to five inches of snow here in the Lexington area.

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