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Officials urge caution as a winter storm blankets central and eastern KY

Lexington Fire Chief Jason Wells
Lexington Fire Chief Jason Wells

Written by Stan Ingold

More snow and ice has fallen on central and eastern Kentucky. This prompted city officials in Lexington to gather Sunday afternoon to discuss the wintry conditions. Lexington fire chief Rob Wells said this type of weather can cause some unexpected problems.

“That wet heavy snow also increases the difficulty when it comes to shoveling that snow. Every year we do see a number of cardiac-related incidents that occur as people are shoveling snow. So we do want to remind people to take their time and if you need help do not be afraid to ask a neighbor.”

He also urged caution when using space heaters in your home.

“We do have an increase in heating-related fires. That’s the second most common cause of home fire fatalities. As you use these heat sources please recognize they can be dangerous and use caution to make sure you have a clear area around them. Do not use space heaters unattended.” Wells said.

Motorists are also being told to be mindful of others on the road and to take their time reaching their destination if they have to be out on the roads.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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