Monday February 16, 2015 12:29 PM



February 16, 2015

For information, contact Abby Shelton at 270-687-8561 or




A winter storm warning remains in effect for Owensboro through 6:00 p.m. tonight.  Heavy snowfall continues across the warning area.  Travel has become very hazardous, and temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Friday.  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.


The City’s Street Department maintenance crews are working around the clock to keep snow routes drivable.  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 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


Due to sub-freezing temperatures, a warming shelter will be set up at First Baptist Church (230 J.R. Miller Boulevard, Owensboro, Kentucky) tonight.  The warming shelter will be open from 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. with check-in no later than midnight.  Packaged snacks and showers will be provided.  Transportation will be provided at 8:00 p.m. each evening from the Pitino Shelter.  Please listen to local media for further information on the location and times for future warming shelters.  For more information, please contact Harry Pedigo at 270-315-4419.



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