Gray Says City Ready to Face Storm

Dec 6, 2013

Mayor Gray with Albert Miller of Lexington's Division of Streets and Roads and Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hoskins
Mayor Gray with Albert Miller of Lexington's Division of Streets and Roads and Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hoskins

Lexington Mayor Jim Gray says the city has taken all necessary precautions to be ready for the upcoming winter storm.

In a press conference this morning, Gray and other officials outlined the various preperatory measures the city has taken to prepare for the upcoming storm.  Albert Miller of the Division of Streets and Roads says his crews are on 12-hour shifts and have 46 trucks available to treat and clear the roads. 

Following him were other figures, including Police Chief Ronnie Baston, who says his department has access to inverters which can keep the traffic lights running in case of a power loss.  Assistant Fire Chief Harold Hoskins added that  his department is fully staffed, and has access to trucks that can clear debris.  An official from Kentucky Utilities also assured the crowd that if lost, power would be restored as quickly as possible. 

Mayor Gray said the weather is likely to worsen by the afternoon, and advises residents to take proper precautions. 

Additional information is available from several sources:

Snow route details can be found at the city's website.

Snow emergency notifications will be sent via the city's Smart 9-1-1 service

Information on power outages is available at KU's website

Finally, traffic information is available on twitter at #lexwrecks.