Fayette County

Cold blast to complicate snow clean-up

A Delta flight was deiced before takeoff Monday at Blue Grass Field.
A Delta flight was deiced before takeoff Monday at Blue Grass Field. Herald-Leader

More than 5.5 inches of snow was reported in Boone County and elsewhere in northern Kentucky, but Central and Eastern Kentucky saw lighter accumulations, according to meteorologist Chris Bailey.

Several school districts closed or delayed openings because of the weather in all regions of Kentucky.

The plunging temperatures is expected to complicate snow removal. Anticipating the cold weather Monday night, crews from Lexington's Division of Streets and Roads and the Division of Water Quality were working 12-hour shifts, according to a city news release.

"The roads are looking pretty good," said Albert Miller, director of Streets and Roads, "But we will be out all day monitoring conditions. The day shift will work until 8 p.m., and then the night shift will come on and work throughout the night. It’s mainly precautionary, because of how cold it’s going to get."

At 10:30 a.m., Lexington police reported working 20 non-injury accidents and two injury collisions since 6 a.m.

Get updated weather forecasts on Chris Bailey's weather blog You also can see updates on Bailey's Twitter account below.

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