The city of Wilmore got relatively lucky in dealing with Tuesday and Wednesday's ice storm. The city has not reported any major damage to homes or power lines, and Police Chief Steve Boven said there have not been any accidents reported.
The transmission on Wilmore's only snow plow and salt spreader, however, did go out Tuesday morning, but city workers found a replacement in Lexington and installed it in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, making it available for use during the worst of the mess.
"We were lucky enough to find a rebuilt transmission, so my staff spent from 3:30 (Tuesday) afternoon until after midnight last night replacing a transmission in a dump truck," City Utilities Director Dave Carlstedt said. "We had the crews out all night pulling branches out of streets and pushing them with backhoes."
Carlstedt said that the city's water situation is in good shape, unlike Nicholasville, which lost power to its water treatment plant and had to issue a water advisory. Wilmore's treatment plant has been working overtime to treat not only its own water, but extra water to send to Nicholasville.