Charlestown Under Winter Storm Warning, City Operations and Emergency Planning
CHARLESTOWN IS UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING:
A significant winter storm is set to impact the region in two waves beginning tonight (Sunday, February 14th, 2021). The worst weather is expected Monday afternoon through Monday night, when travel will likely become treacherous (if not impossible in some areas).
First Wave: widespread precipitation developing by midnight over much of central Kentucky and southern Indiana. Temperature profiles across southern Indiana will support snow, while south of the river but northwest of the Bluegrass/Western Kentucky Parkways we`re likely to see a sleet/snow mix, and more freezing rain southeast of the Parkways. Snow amounts will range from one to three inches, with most accumulations generally across southern Indiana and portions of north-central and western Kentucky. Ice accumulations will generally be under a quarter inch with this first wave across the southeast.
Precipitation coverage and intensity is expected to decline by mid-morning Monday. During this time frame, brief freezing drizzle is possible as far north as the Ohio River.
Second Wave: The more potent wave will begin arriving across south-central Kentucky shortly after noon CST/1pm EST, and work its way into the rest of Kentucky and southern Indiana by mid to late afternoon. Colder air will wrap around this 2nd wave a bit more than the first, so we`ll gradually see that transition zone of snow/sleet/freezing rain shift eastward through the day into the overnight hours. Heavy snow is likely with snowfall rates exceeding 1"/hour at times Monday afternoon into Monday night.
City of Charlestown Winter Storm Emergency Operations:
City of Charlestown Snow & Ice Removal Information:
PLAN AHEAD: PREPARE FOR A WINTER WEATHER EMERGENCY
Please consider taking care of any errands and gathering supplies before snow begins to accumulate Sunday evening into Monday morning. During the storm, roads may become slick or impassable; drivers are urged to avoid travel if possible.
City of Charlestown crews will be working to clear roadways throughout the coming snowfall. Two teams of five will work 12 hour shifts, laying brine and plowing within city limits. Primary roadways will be treated first, then secondary streets, then cul-de-sacs.
AVOID ON-STREET PARKING if at all possible during the coming winter weather event to ensure streets are clear for effective snow removal and safer for travel. Please ensure your trash cans are on the curb and not in the roadway.
EMERGENCY SHELTER OPERATIONS: In the event of a major power outage, the City of Charlestown will open the AE Center at 999 Water Street as an emergency shelter. Please watch our social media pages for these notifications, or call Mayor Hodges at 502-297-4390.
USEFUL LINKS & RESOURCES:
Charlestown Snow & Ice Removal Plan: http://bit.ly/WinterStormOps Report a Road Hazard in Charlestown City Limits: http://bit.ly/CtownHazardReport Report a Road Hazard in Clark County Areas: http://bit.ly/2N0erXA Report a Concern to INDOT: https://indottscc.service-now.com/csm... White Flag Emergency Shelter: Homeless Coalition of Southern Indiana
FOLLOW FOR REAL-TIME UPDATES:
Charlestown City Police Department Clark County Emergency Management Agency Clark County Health Department Clark County 911 Indiana Department of Transportation: Southeast US National Weather Service Louisville Kentucky