Local/Regional News
3:19 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Lexington Crews Prepare For Another Bout Of Wintry Weather

Emergency crews are once again prepping for another round of snowfall in Lexington.

In what’s become a familiar ritual, city leaders and emergency workers briefed reporters on what’s being done to prepare for the 1 to 4 inches of snow expected Friday night. Mayor Jim Gray says the city has about 5,000 tons of salt on hand with another 518 tons on the way.

"Our crews from Streets and Roads and the Division of Water Quality started salt brining this morning. Crews will be working on 12 hour shifts throughout the weekend. Extra personnel will staff our 911 center tonight anticipating a high volume of weather related calls," Gray says.

Streets and Roads Director Albert Miller is asking residents to be patient, especially during rush hour, and Police Chief Ronnie Bastin is urging drivers to use caution as they head home or out to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Lexington is under a National Weather Service winter weather advisory until 4 a.m. Saturday.