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What is Lexington’s Ice Plan? What’s open? What’s closed?

ice_lexingtonKY_aceweekly It’s been a decade since Lexington’s Ice Storm of 2003, and anyone who lived through it remembers it like it was yesterday. Though an ice storm forecast is enough to strike fear into survivors’  hearts, no one has managed to bury the power lines in the intervening ten years. In the short term, plans remain the same: charge all your devices; prepare to shelter in place. Wear layers.

At a news conference this morning, Lexington mayor Jim Gray said road crews and the 46 trucks the city has available for snow and ice work will be on a round-the-clock work schedule to monitor, treat and clear roads.

Additional police officers and firefighters have been assigned.

Mayor Gray says it is unlikely he will have to declare a snow emergency, but if so, citizens need to make sure they are not parked on a snow emergency route. The snow route information is available at http://www.lexingtonky.gov/snowplan.


What’s Open, What’s Closed: A Sampling (follow Ace on twitter and on Facebook for updates. #AceIceBaby)

University of Kentucky dismissed today, Friday, 12.6.2013 at 3 pm.

UK’s Open Studio tonight has been canceled.

UK Department of Theatre’s performance of A Christmas Carol has been canceled for this evening.

Carnegie Center closed Saturday 12.7.2013


Ace Editorial: Ice Storm 2003 – Bury the Damn Power Lines Already