Monday, February 16, 2015

EASTERN KENTUCKY BRACES FOR STORM


As a winter storm bears down on Eastern Kentucky, carrying with it the potential for over a foot of snow, local officials have been workinG to make sure everyone is updated and prepared so residents can remain safe.
According to Paul Maynard, Pikeville’s 911 Emergency Director, the city started preparations early Sunday by making sure the Utility Management Group’s trucks are ready and prepared. The city is updating social media as quickly as possible to make sure everyone is in the know and also preparing some emergency shelters.
Pike County 911 Emergency Director Doug Tackett says the county has been letting road crews know exactly what to expect and is updating them with any new information they receive.
According to the National Weather Service, snow is expected begin early Monday morning and last throughout the day. Total accumulation is expected to be between 12 and 16 inches.