Georgetown activates snow plan ahead of coming winter storm
GEORGETOWN, Ky. - The city of Georgetown has already activated its snow plan for Friday, ahead of a coming winter storm.
The move allows the city to coordinate efforts with the public works, police and fire departments. Private snow removal contractors are also on call if needed.
You can read the city's snow plan and see the prioritization of roads for clearing here.
Mayor Tom Prather said he met with first responders and crews on Thursday afternoon to make sure they are all on the same page and ready to go.
"We decided this forecast was severe enough that we needed to really sit up and pay attention," Prather told Fox 56's Garrett Wymer. "It's such a big undertaking. And it's one of the most important things we do."
City leaders are asking people to stay off the roads if they can, and to park their cars off the street Friday morning through Saturday to make it easier for crews to clear the roads.
People who have non-emergency medical needs (doctor's appointments, prescription pick-up, hospice care, etc.) can call dispatch at (502) 863-7820. Police and Fire will have Humvees and four-wheel-drive vehicles standing by to provide assistance and transportation. The mayor said this can also be used to help essential workers, such as nurses and doctors, get to work.
Scott County schools are closed on Friday.