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WINTER STORM WARNING

MEDIA RELEASE

March 2, 2014

For information, contact Public Information / Community Representative Abby Shelton at 270-687-8557 or sheltonam@owensboro.org.

WINTER STORM WARNING

The City of Owensboro is under a winter storm warning now through Monday, March 3, 2014 CST. Freezing rain will transition to snow late this evening with snow eventually tapering off around midday Monday. Significant ice and snow accumulations are possible. Motorists must always be cautious and plan for extra travel time when driving in inclement weather. Remember, Ice and Snow, Take it Slow! Road condition reports for major routes in Kentucky are available by calling 511 or by visiting the 511 travel and traffic information web site at www.511.ky.gov.

The City’s Street Department maintenance crews are busy treating roads and will work around the clock to keep snow routes navigable. Please avoid parking on streets as this will help expedite the progress of salt and brine applicators and snow plows. During a state of emergency, parking is prohibited on Priority 1 and 2 emergency routes. During an emergency, vehicles parked on these streets may be towed or removed at owner's expense and the owners may be fined. Please visit our website at www.owensboro.org to view a snow removal priority route map for Owensboro’s streets.

In the event of a declared emergency, please listen to local media as emergency shelters may be opened at the following locations:

- First Baptist Church (230 J.R. Miller Boulevard, Owensboro, Kentucky)

- Owensboro Christian Church (2818 New Hartford Road, Owensboro, Kentucky)

- Good Shepherd Church (3031 Bittel Road, Owensboro, Kentucky)

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For information about the City of Owensboro, visit us on the web at www.owensboro.org.