Tuesday March 3, 2015 4:46 PM





March 3, 2015

For information, contact Abby Shelton at 270-687-8557 or sheltonam@owensboro.org.




A winter storm warning is in effect for Owensboro from 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning through 6:00 a.m. Thursday morning.  Rain will change over to freezing rain and then snow.  By early Thursday morning snowfall totals are expected to range from six to eight inches.  Locally higher amounts are likely.  As much as one inch of sleet may fall prior to the snow.  Travel will be impacted and power outages may occur.  If travel is necessary, please allow extra time during your commute and use extreme caution and attention while traveling.   In addition, remember to bring pets inside during this cold and hazardous weather.


Since there is forecast rain before this event, the City’s Street Department maintenance crews will not be able to pretreat roads.  However, crews will be ready to dispatch equipment to keep snow routes drivable as snow accumulates.  The City of Owensboro asks that citizens avoid parking on streets as this will help expedite our crews’ efforts.  If vehicles must be parked on city streets, we ask that vehicles be parked on the EVEN NUMBERED sides of the street (in relation to house numbers).  The city’s focus will remain on priority 1 and 2 routes until the snow diminishes, these routes are cleared and assets are freed up.  Please visit our website at www.owensboro.org to view a snow removal procedures and priority route map for Owensboro’s streets.  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.



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