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Some snow still possible, agencies seek help

Less snow expected

While earlier predictions were more dire, the National Weather Service now says snow and ice accumulation not likely.

No significant snow or ice is forecast for Central Kentucky through early next week, said meteorologist Joe Ammerman.

Here's what is predicted:

Sunday: Partly sunny with a high near 46. A chance of snow overnight, with a low of about 27.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers during the day and a 20 percent chance at night. High near 36. Overnight low about 21.

Tuesday: A 30 percent chance of snow showers. high near 25 and overnight low of about 14.

Help for Danville

While most residents of Danville remained without power Saturday, the city began curb side storm debris pickup and urged residents to also bring debris to the quarry on Gose Pike. Disposal will be ongoing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

The Danville Water system continued to be under a boil water advisory. Drinking water will be available for pickup on a first-come first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army at 519 S. Fourth St. in Danville. Residents were asked to continue to conserve water, because water levels are being pulled down by water line breaks.

Shelters are available at Boyle County High School, Alum Springs First Church of God and the First Baptist Church.

Madison recovering

In Madison County, all customers of the Kirksville Water Association are under a boil water advisory. The Madison County Emergency Management Agency said the advisory may remain in effect through Monday.

The agency also said the shelter at Church on the Rock in Berea was closing Saturday because it was no longer needed. A Red Cross shelter is still operating at the Begley Building on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, but at 3 p.m. Sunday, that shelter will relocate to the Parks and Recreation building at 341 N. Second St. in Richmond.

Free meals still offered

The Salvation Army in Lexington will serve meals at 736 West Main St. Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m. Showers are also available to the public from 5 to 7 p.m. daily. Maj. Debra Ashcraft said she expects to continue the services until most of the city's power is restored. She said the mobile kitchen, which served more than 800 meals last week, remains on standby.

Relief fund raiser set

Local media companies are teaming up for "United Storm Relief," an effort to raise money and get help to thousands of Kentuckians affected by the ice storm.

The effort, in support of United Way of the Bluegrass, includes WKYT, News Radio 630 WLAP and the Herald-Leader.

During a live "United Storm Relief" fund raiser from noon to 7 p.m. on Monday, viewers and listeners can make a donation or ask questions by calling 1-800-500-1513.

During newscasts and afternoon programming, "United Storm Relief" representatives will tell Kentuckians how to make donations and how to get assistance.

To reach United Way anytime, call 211 for information about shelters or other needs. If 211 does not work on your phone, call (859) 313-5465.

Help restock pantries

God's Pantry collected $570 in online donations and 2,100 pounds of food at the University of Kentucky basketball game Saturday, said Mandy Brajuha, external relations coordinator for the organization. Several hundred dollars in cash was also collected at the game, she said. Because of the discount the pantry receives on food, the money collected at the game will translate into more than 5,000 pounds of food. Collection efforts will continue online. To donate, visit www.godspantry.org.

The effort is aimed at helping the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians still without power and the social service agencies that lost the food stored at their facilities.

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