Governor declares state of emergency due to ice storm

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Gov. Andy Beshear has declared a state of emergency in response to the ice storm that has passed through Kentucky, leaving power outages and dangerous driving conditions in its wake.

The state of emergency allows Kentucky Emergency Management and the Department of Military Affiars to execute the Kentucky Emergency Operations Plan and coordinate the response across state agencies and private relief groups.

The governor also said Kentuckians can play a role in keeping people safe, simply by staying home.

“Protecting our Kentucky families is the main mission of my administration,” Gov. Beshear said. “I urge every Kentuckian to stay home and off these treacherous roads, and stay tuned to local media for information on developing weather.”

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