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Lexington County preparing for impending storm

LEXINGTON, SC – While County officials continue to monitor the path of Hurricane Michael and its potential impacts for our area, the County of Lexington will remain open for business to residents and visitors Thursday.

County emergency management officials have moved the County’s Emergency Operations Center into Condition 4, which is the second lowest response level above day-to-day operations. Emergency managers are making initial preparations for the possibility of hazardous situations produced by the storm.

Furthermore, curbside collection service companies plan to operate normally throughout the County, until otherwise determined. Residents who subscribe to curbside collection services can get up-to-date information regarding curbside collections by downloading the County’s Solid Waste Management app for free for their iPhone or Android devices.

The County’s recycling and collection centers will be closed Thursday, which is their normal scheduled closing time.

ere weather conditions.

County of Lexington officials, along with officials from several municipal, county and state agencies, convened Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. to discuss preparations for Hurricane Michael. At this time, all emergency personnel are making necessary preparations for severe weather conditions.

Residents are urged to monitor local media, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division’s social media channels (@SCEMD) as well as the County’s website ( and social media channels (Twitter: @CountyLex; Facebook: County of Lexington) for updated information leading up to and throughout the storm.

For real-time road closure updates, visit the County’s Road Closure map here:

To receive emergency messages from the County of Lexington to your cell phone, sign up for the County’s CodeRED emergency alert system here:

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