Lexington city leaders prepare for winter storm

Mayor Linda Gorton held a news conference this afternoon with Lexington city leaders to discuss weather conditions.
Published: Mar. 11, 2022 at 1:30 PM EST
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Mayor Linda Gorton held a news conference this afternoon with Lexington city leaders to discuss weather conditions.

Mayor Gorton was joined by representatives of Streets and Roads, Police, Fire, Emergency Management and Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. They say that they are prepared for the winter storm that is not only expected to bring several inches of snow, but also bitterly cold air.

Along with arctic air, snow will increase from the northwest moving to the southeast through Friday night and snowfall rates are expected to accumulate fast.

“That rate of snowfall, 1-2″ an hour will actually overwhelm those temperatures at a certain point and the snow will start to accumulate, but what will happen is it’ll start melting and become very slushy underneath and slick,” said Rob Allen, Director of Streets & Roads.

Allen says that with the Sweet 16 at Rupp Arena and NCAA Division III competition at Transylvania, special attention will be given to downtown areas.

Streets and Roads crews will be on duty to cover any calls concerning slick hills, bridges and overpasses.

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