ky emerg 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (2/6/18) — Kentucky Emergency Management activated its State Emergency Operations Center at 5:00 pm EST, at a Level 4, which consists of KYEM personnel monitoring the weather system.

Officials urge residents to stay tuned to local media for watches and warnings. This storm has the potential of dropping heavy rain, sleet, ice and snow.

Roadway conditions will be hazardous. Drivers should stay off roadways unless necessary, KYEM reported in a press release. Black ice and icing on overpasses will occur, causing hazardous driving conditions. Drivers are cautioned to reduce speed, allow extra time and check road conditions before departing to destinations. 

Icing is projected with this storm, which could cause minor power outages, state officials said. In the event residents lose power, residents should have an alternate source ready — remaining aware of the dangers of alternate heat sources and carbon monoxide poisoning. Visit http://www.cdc.gov/co/guidelines.htm for more information.

If power outages are experienced, contact a local utility company that will be able to provide residents with information on the duration of particular outages.

Heavy rain with this storm is also expected across portions of the west, south and east central Kentucky, causing flooding in low water crossings and low-lying areas.

KYEM reports winter weather emergency car/home kits should be ready and include pet supplies.

Visit https://www.ready.gov/winter-weather for more complete information on winter weather readiness. Lastly, be a good neighbor, and check on  neighbors, family and friends during emergencies.

For more information about KYEM, visit www.kyem.ky.gov. or follow on Twitter @KentuckyEM.

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