Lexington will be using its emergency notification system to request residents to move vehicles from on-street parking to off-street parking lots or other parking areas. These calls will be targeted to those persons living on snow emergency routes.
“Snow emergency routes are marked by street signs along major arteries within the city of Lexington,” said Pat Dugger, Director of the Division of Emergency Management. “The system that we’re using allows us to target those persons with landline phone numbers along those key streets. They’ll get a telephone call asking them to move their cars to off street parking.” The phone calls will be identified as coming from the City of Lexington Department of Public Safety.
Earlier on Thursday, the Division of Streets and Roads asked all residents to move their cars off streets where possible. Residents can park free in any of the downtown city-owned parking garages from 6pm today until Sunday at noon. This includes the Helix, Transit Center, Courthouse and Victorian Square Garages.
Citizens can access information about the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government by calling LexCall, the city’s centralized service and information contact center. Most telephones can connect to LexCall by simply dialing 3-1-1. The regular number for LexCall is (859) 425-2255 and is answered Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
More information about emergency preparedness is available from the Division of Emergency Management website available at: www.BeReadyLexington.com. Information from the division is also available through the Lexington Emergency Management Facebook page – www.facebook.com/LexingtonKYEM. Information is also available via the Division of Emergency Management Twitter account: www.twitter.com/lexkyem.