Kentucky Emergency Managment upgrades activation to Level 2

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) has upgraded the Commonwealth Emergency Operations Center (CEOC) activation to Level II, effective at 2 pm, in anticipation of possible deteriorating conditions due to the winter storm crossing the Commonwealth.

CEOC Level II operations consists of 24 hour manned posts, which includes KYEM and Kentucky National Guard personnel. The CEOC and partnering agencies stand ready to assist with whatever this storm may bring. Weather officials are predicting freezing rain, sleet, ice and snow, along with potential flooding issues, depending on what portion of Kentucky you reside.

Charlie O'Neal, Deputy Director of Operations offers this advice for Kentuckians "please make sure and monitor your local broadcast stations and radios for important weather information. If you must travel, use caution and drive slowly. Give emergency crews ample access to impacted areas."

Road conditions throughout the state can be found on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Web site at or by calling 511 in Kentucky or 1-866-737-3767 for out-of-state callers.

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