WTVQ weather crawls to go high-def

Attention fans of Lost and other high-definition ABC programming.

Lexington's ABC affiliate, WTVQ-36, has purchased equipment that will soon allow it to run weather crawls and similar items in HD instead of standard definition.

Currently, when the station runs a weather crawl, it knocks a program out of HD and into standard definition.

But the purchase of the Icon Station, as it's called, will allow the programs to stay in HD, said General Manager Chris Aldridge on Wednesday.

The equipment, which is on site, is expected to be installed by early February.