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State highway crews will report early to treat/clear local roads

District 7 crews will report Tuesday, December 12, at 4 a.m. to begin patrolling and treating routes as necessary. Contractors will also arrive at intervals during the morning hours to assist. Contractor trucks supplement the highway maintenance crews to ensure that roads are in the best possible condition. The recent forecast indicates that flurries will […]

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Homeless Youth Center Needs Your Help

Arbor Youth Services is in need of youth winter clothing and cleaning supplies. “When freezing weather hits, some parents have to separate from their children while they go to the adult shelters and the children go to Arbor Youth Services,” said Polly Ruddick, Director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. “Currently, all of […]

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Special Weather Statement Issued for Lexington

Scattered Snow Showers and Additional Light Accumulations Possible This Afternoon and Evening… Behind today’s initial wave of light snow, additional scattered snow showers are expected to develop this afternoon and evening as colder air pours into the area. These spotty snow showers will be capable of narrow swaths of up to 3/4 of an inch […]

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Local shelters seek donations as needs increase

With cold temperatures in the forecast, area shelters are helping to keep people safe and warm. The Office of Homeless Prevention & Intervention is reporting that all adult shelters were over capacity last night and they continue to make room for additional guests. Arbor Youth Services does have room for those under 18 years of […]

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Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

Frozen water pipes are one of winter’s hazards – but you can avoid them with a little planning and a few simple steps. When cold arctic air arrives, water freezes. As it freezes, it expands. This expansion is what bursts pipes, leading to flooding. The pipes most likely to burst are those exposed to severe […]

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Outdoor Siren Testing Scheduled for Wed. Dec. 6

Lexington Emergency Management will test its network of outdoor warning sirens TODAY, Wednesday, Dec. 6, at 10am. If you live near a park or golf course, expect to hear the outdoor siren sound a series of chimes followed by a voice announcement “This is a test” This is a regularly scheduled test which occurs on […]

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Homeless Intervention Plan Activated

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Weather Plan has been activated due to the forecast of extreme cold temperatures in Lexington. This plan will remain in effect through Dec. 14, 2017. The plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have warm, […]

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How to dress for cold weather

It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, it’s important to remember to dress in layers for maximum warmth, especially if you expect to be outdoors for longer than a couple of minutes. Before we get started, hats and gloves are a must. Two pairs of gloves – a thinner pair inside and heavier insulated […]

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Get Ready for Snow and Cold – It’s Winter Weather Awareness Week

Lexington Emergency Management, along with the National Weather Service’s Louisville office, wants Fayette County residents to get ready for the challenges of winter weather during Winter Weather Awareness Week – December 1-7. “Winter can provide Fayette County residents with some of the biggest challenges to overall livability,” said Pat Dugger, Lexington Emergency Management Director. “Last […]

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West Nile Virus infection confirmed in Lexington

The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department has confirmed a case of West Nile virus in a Lexington resident. West Nile virus infection is an illness spread through the bite of an infected mosquito. The virus is known to be present in mosquito populations in Kentucky. In most instances, people infected with the West Nile virus either […]

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