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LouisvilleKY gets ready for snow season

Louisville, KY – Joined by the 265 regular members of the Louisville Metro Snow Team, Mayor Greg Fischer declared today that the city is battle ready for winter 2018-19. Mayor Fischer also named dozens of Jefferson County Public School students as honorary members of the Snow Team. The students — from Medora, Fairdale, Johnsontown, Greenwood, Schaffner Traditional and Stonestreet elementary schools — decorated six  snow plows that will be part of the Lots of Lights Parade during the Light Up Louisville celebration on Nov. 23. Three of the plows were displayed during today’s event in the Cardinal Stadium parking lot. After…


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Watch out for road crews LouisvilleKY as we prepare for our first snow of the season

Brine solution applied to roadways in advance of winter precipitation LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall on Thursday. Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day. The pre-treatment of “salt-brine” gives KYTC crews a head start on the winter weather. The brine dries on pavement surfaces leaving a thin layer of salt that will activate when precipitation begins to fall. The salt-water…


Louisville Pulls Together to Battle Major Snowstorm

from Metro Government LOUISVILLE (March 5, 2015) – As city crews work around the clock to battle nearly a foot of snow, Mayor Greg Fischer announced steps to make sure citizens needing emergency transportation or other needs. He also announced social media contest for the Cleanest Sidewalk. Fischer said the 211 Help Line, in partnership with Metro United Way, is available for people who need non-emergency medical help. A new Twitter hashtag to connect people in need with volunteers willing to help has also been created — it’s #LouSnowHelp.   The Mayor said he’s pleased that many people appear to be…


Gov. Beshear Declares New Statewide Emergency

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear has declared a state of emergency for the Commonwealth – the second such declaration in less than a month. “Two significant winter storms nearly back-to-back are rare in Kentucky, and pose a challenge for our emergency management teams, road crews and local emergency responders. This emergency declaration will allow us to deploy any needed state assistance, including National Guard troops if necessary, without delay,” said Gov. Beshear. Snow continues to accumulate, approaching up to 20 inches in some parts of Kentucky. Rain and sleet preceded the snow, making pre-treating roads impossible. Road crews working to…


Louisville Prepares for 2nd Major Snow, Bitter Cold

Mayor urges citizens to clear sidewalks, TARC bus stops Parked cars should be removed from major snow routes by 6 p.m. today LOUISVILLE (March 4, 2015) – As city crews prepare to tackle another major winter storm, Mayor Greg Fischer is urging citizens to do their part to help the community get through this latest snow and ice.   According to meteorologists and the National Weather Service, a significant amount of snow – 7 to 11 inches – is headed toward Louisville. As soon as the snow starts, the nearly 300-person Snow Team will be out salting and plowing, working in 12…


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Let’s Go To The Digital Beach!

 It’s snowing again. I’m done and I can’t wait for spring break. If we miss any more school, we might even lose that and that makes me cranky!  I’ve noticed that over that past few days people on Facebook have been taking short little digital breaks to the beach. Friends are posting last summer’s vacation pictures or dreaming out load about trips to come. The sheer number of uploaded cruise photos must be in the millions.  I have a friend in Florida who keeps remaining everyone what the temperature is there. (I wonder who else is tempted to block him.)…


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Morning Moonwatch

For me, it wasn’t so much the snow last night but the moon this morning! As I posted earlier on Facebook: I know the moon is a great big hulkin’ ball of cheese and craters but this morning, in the beauty of that frigid, delicate turquoise/white sunrise, I see a gentle winter face glancing down. Had I known, as that deep purple sky and its fast-moving clouds at dawn were about to reveal a Waning Gibbous Moon, I would’ve run out into the snow with a camera. The winter skies over Louisville have been wild for the last 24 hours–hanging…