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Record Low Temperatures Lead to Closures and Concerns

A view of downtown Lexington from the water tower camera on President’s Day.
Photo Submitted / The Lexington Progress

Article by W. Clay Crook-

Although Henderson County escaped most of the winter weather advisories during the previous business week, record low temperatures, along with ice, sleet, and some snow, brought traffic to a stop and closures for schools and many businesses from President’s Day through Wednesday, February 17, 2021. Both Henderson County and the Lexington City School systems closed through Wednesday, February 17th with an eye to monitor other weather developments building through the week. Henderson County government offices and the courts also closed through Wednesday and were also under advisement for further weather developments.

Dropping into the single digits, temperature-wise, many businesses and homeowners were concerned with the possibility of freezing pipes, with cautions being issued by the Frances Hensley Animal Shelter to make accommodations for outside pets.

To help limit the traffic on the roadways, the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department assisted with getting essential workers to their workplace. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Henderson County Highway Department worked on roads across the county, but much of the efforts were compromised by…

For complete coverage, see the February 17th edition of The Lexington Progress.

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