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Lexington Officials Declare Emergency Area Until April 7th

As both the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals remain in the NCAA Tournament, city officials in Lexington have declared an “emergency area” where off-campus housing sits near the #1 seed Wildcats’ University as the Tournament nears it’s end. Councilman Jake Gibbs said the city’s Division of Code Enforcement have declared the emergency area through the morning of April 7th, the day after the national championship game will be played. The area will be monitored for nuisance violations that include placing indoor furniture outdoors. Officials say such items will be removed. Recent celebrations near campus have sent thousands of fans into the streets of Lexington, with police putting out fires involving couches, trash, and other debris. Kentucky advanced to the Elite Eight after defeating West Virginia last night in Cleveland.

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