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Fayette County closes school Tuesday

Lecturer, Sarah Camp, bundled for the cold, windy day headed for class on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., on Monday Jan. 10, 2011. Camp teaches English to international students. More snow is forecast for Tuesday.
Lecturer, Sarah Camp, bundled for the cold, windy day headed for class on the University of Kentucky campus in Lexington, Ky., on Monday Jan. 10, 2011. Camp teaches English to international students. More snow is forecast for Tuesday.

Fayette County has closed schools for Tuesday due to another snowstorm forecast to blow across the Bluegrass. Snow began falling in Lexington around 5:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Light snow was expected to begin after midnight and continue throughout Tuesday, with heaviest snow falling between 6 a.m. and 1 p.m., the National Weather Service said in a winter weather advisory.

Central Kentucky was expected to get 2 to 4 inches, and an inch or two inches was predicted for south-central Kentucky.

Snow showers were expected to continue through Wednesday before tapering into flurries Wednesday night.

Tuesday's high is expected to be in the low 30s, with a low of around 19 Tuesday night. Highs on Wednesday through Friday will be in the mid- to low 20s.

At Blue Grass Airport, about two dozen flights to and from Atlanta, Memphis and Charlotte were cancelled Sunday night and Monday morning as a result of an unusual snowstorm that hit the South, said Amy Caudill, airport spokeswoman.

It was too early to tell how the coming storm would affect travel. She encouraged travelers with flights scheduled over the next day or so to call their airline or check the airline's Web site before going to the airport.

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