As the temperature continues to rise and the town’s crews continue their efforts, salt begins to work. Nevertheless, drivers are encouraged to avoid travel whenever possible. If you have to drive, slow down, increase the braking distance, and allow more time to reach your destination.

The city crews continue to work on completing Rank 2 roads according to the City snow plan. Waste Management, Sewerage, Environmental Services, Regulatory Enforcement, Wastewater Treatment, and Parks employees assist Streets & Roads and Water Quality in clearing snow. The crews will continue to work 12 hour shifts until all classified roads have been treated.

Lexington Police are temporarily suspending reporting non-injured collisions in Fayette County. Learn what to do if you are in a non-injuries collision.

There is no garbage collection on Friday. Collection on Friday will be on Wednesday, January 12th. On Saturday January 8th, waste management will serve downtown, emergencies and any Thursday pickups that haven’t been completed due to the weather. The day of free garbage disposal planned for Saturday, January 8th has been postponed to a later date.

City offices not involved in clearing snow and not dealing with emergencies will be closed on Friday 7 January due to weather conditions. The Lexington Senior Center will be closed on Friday, January 7th. The Family Care Center is closed on Friday. The UK Clinic has normal opening hours, but patients are advised to call ahead to be sure.

Given the cold weather, residents are reminded that prolonged exposure to dangerous cold temperatures can put pets at risk. If you think you have witnessed the mistreatment, neglect, or abuse of an animal, please contact us Lexington-Fayette Animal Care and Control at (859) 255-9033 extension. 221. Your contact details will be treated confidentially.

Emergency weather plan

The Office for Homeless Prevention and Intervention Community emergency winter weather plan has been activated and will remain so until Saturday morning, January 8th, due to the cold temperatures. The Catholic Action Center is working with Lighthouse Ministry to provide shelter until 10am on Saturday. Lighthouse is located at 190 Spruce St. For a list of all available accommodations and transportation services, as well as other resources, please visit

So you stay informed during the winter season

Website: Get the most up-to-date information on the measures the city is taking to ensure the well-being and safety of our residents You can also view the snow and ice control plan with street and pavement rankings.

Social media: For information on accidents, lane blocks, snow and ice issues, and road closures, please visit the city’s Twitter accounts at @lexwrecks and @lexkypolice. General information, including emergency and time sensitive information, is available on the website City Facebook account.

Traffic cameras: Traffic at major intersections can be seen in real time via the city’s traffic cameras