Efforts remain underway by Kentucky Power to restore electricity due to the ice storm and downed trees.
The Mayor and Commissioners are working in coordinating with the Ashland-Boyd Co-Catlettsburg Office of Emergency Management (Lead Agency) to provide some relief from the cold for those burdened by the outage.
Salvation Army in Ashland is operating on a 24/7 basis during this outage for the homeless population to find relief from the cold.
The Boyd County Convention Center (pictured) is also open on a 24/7 basis as a warming center for residents without power. It has tables and chairs during the day and cots available at night. This center is equipped to handle the emergency efficiently with restroom facilities, back up generator, and space to allow for proper social distancing.
If you need transportation to the Convention Center, the Ashland Bus System is operating a paratransit service from 8am-6pm on a circumstantial call-in basis. Please call 606-385-3220 to asses your transportation needs.