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Shelters in Lexington, Nicholasville, Winchester, Georgetown, Richmond, Berea

The Bluegrass Area Chapter of the American Red Cross has opened emergency shelters in Lexington, Nicholasville, Winchester and Georgetown in the aftermath of a major winter storm.

In Lexington, the Red Cross is operating a shelter at Dunbar High School, 1600 Man o' War Boulevard.

As of 3:30 p.m., 28 people had been at the Dunbar shelter.

Three city community centers are open until 9 p.m.: Castlewood Community Center, 201 Castlewood Drive; Dunbar Community Center, 545 North Upper Street; and Kenwick Community Center, 313 Owsley Avenue.

Until 5 p.m., the community centers are offering programming normally offered on days when schools are closed, said Susan Straub, Mayor Jim Newberry's spokeswoman.

After 5 p.m., the centers will provide shelter and some recreational activities, Straub said.

As of 5:30 p.m., 36,500 Lexington households and businesses were without power, officials said.

Winchester: Emmanuel Episcopal Church at 2410 Lexington Road. As of 3:30 p.m., six people had arrived at the shelter.

Nicholasville: Blue Building in the City Park, 402 Park Drive. About a dozen people had been at the Jessamine shelter as of 3:30 p.m.

Georgetown: Garth Elementary School, 501 South Hamilton Street.

Richmond: Begley Building on the Eastern Kentucky University campus. Call (859) 623-1718 or (859) 623-0943.

Berea: Shannon Johnson Elementary, 109 Oakwood Drive, (859) 623-1718 or (859) 623-0943; Church on the Rock, (859) 986-1899.

Woodford County: Senior Citizens Center, (859) 873-7290; Woodford Co. Emergency Management Center, (859) 873-3170.

Danville: Bunny Davis Center, (859) 238-1233

Cots, snacks and a hot meal are available at all of the Red Cross shelters.

If you have been forced to evacuate your home due to the power outages and require assistance, please contact the Bluegrass Area Chapter at (859) 253-1331.

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