• Heavy Rain
    Severe “Spring” Weather – February 20, 2014

    Winter isn’t done with us yet, but tonight will give us a foretaste of spring severe weather. The current National Weather Service forecast has Lexington under a flash flood watch and a wind advisory until 1:00 a.m. as a fast-moving line of storms sweeps through the area from the southwest. Predictions call...

  • Travel
    Oversized load traveling through Lexington

    The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is alerting motorists to an oversized load slowly traveling from Tennessee to Ohio. Diamond Heavy Haul, of Shandon, Ohio, is transporting a 480,000 pound boiler. It entered the Commonwealth from Tennessee on Wednesday on Interstate 24 and headed east toward Barren County via U.S. 68, William H. Natcher...

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: Cell Phone Power Rationing

    We may not yet have flying cars, but most of us think smartphones are a pretty good second prize. In an emergency, your smartphone can be a vital tool for communication and situational awareness – but only as long as its battery lasts. As we saw during Hurricane Sandy, sometimes the kindness...

  • Preparedness
    Preparedness Toolkit: 511 Mobile App

    One of the sites we use for monitoring travel conditions around the region is the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s road map (http://511.ky.gov). The regular site is quite useful, but KYTC recently released a mobile app that optimizes the map for viewing on smartphones. It’s available through Apple’s App Store for iOS devices and...

  • News Release
    Updated Winter Weather Advisory – February 14-15, 2014

    Throughout the day, we’ve been monitoring today’s weather system as it moves east toward us. The National Weather Service has updated the winter weather advisory for Lexington: .A STRONG CLIPPER WILL QUICKLY MOVE THROUGH THE REGION THIS EVENING…BRINGING A SWATH OF ACCUMULATING SNOWS ACROSS SOUTHERN INDIANA AND MUCH OF CENTRAL KENTUCKY. PRECIPITATION...

  • News Release
    Winter Weather Advisory – February 14-15, 2014

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Lexington! Here we go again! The National Weather Service in Louisville estimates that rain/sleet/snow will start in Lexington around mid to late afternoon. The drive home today could be a challenge. Snow will continue through evening until tomorrow morning. Total accumulation could be as much as 4″ (more in...

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