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    Wind Chill Advisory starts 4AM – Thursday 1/23/14

    THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN LOUISVILLE HAS ISSUED A WIND CHILL ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST /3 AM CST/ TO 1 PM EST /NOON CST/ THURSDAY. WIND CHILL VALUES: WIND CHILL VALUES OF 5 TO 15 DEGREES BELOW ZERO CAN BE EXPECTED WITH SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO...

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    Drifting, sub-freezing temperatures hinder snow efforts

    Efforts to clear Lexington roadways were being hampered Tuesday by drifting snow and sub-freezing temperatures as both snow and temperatures continued to fall. Road conditions were described as “fair.” “They are passable if you use common sense and go slowly,” said Robert Allen, acting deputy director of the Division of Streets and...

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    Kentucky Utilities sets customer demand and consumption record

    In case you needed more proof of how cold it’s been in Lexington lately, the following announcement from Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham may provide some perspective! KU set another cold weather and all-time customer demand peak during the extreme cold Tuesday evening… The new peak is 5,070 megawatts which was set...

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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...

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    Winter Weather Update from Fayette County Public Schools

    From Fayette County Public Schools: All Fayette County Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Even though temperatures will still be cold, we are waiting until after sunrise to begin picking up students at the bus stops. To recap our protocols when school is delayed by...

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    Kentucky State Road Crews Begin Highway Patrols

    From Kentucky Dept. of Transportation, District 7 LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 5, 2014) – State forces in Central Kentucky and contractors reported earlier this evening to begin patrolling roadways. Calcium chloride will be utilized with salt for treating the roads. This combination is effective up to approximately 12 degrees for pavement temperatures. The...

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