Storms Sweep Across State, Knocking Down Trees, Power Lines

Some strong storms pounded parts of the state on Monday. One round of storms went through in the morning and a second batch popped up in the late afternoon.

In Nicholasville, a city park was left in disarray up by a strong cell this evening. Power lines were snapped. Several barns owned by the city were blown over, along with trees in the area.

People who were in the park at the time took cover. Many said it was the strongest storm they've ever seen. The system even dropped hail across the Bluegrass this evening.

The morning storm swept through Rowan County, leaving behind some damage. The storm knocked down trees and power lines in a neighborhood near downtown Morehead.

The wind even caused a tree to fall on a home.

The homeowner says he and his family watched the storm move in, even taking cover at one point because it got so intense.

He says the storm lasted less than ten minutes but was enough to break some trees and knock out the power.

Crews from the electric company and a tree service worked for much of Monday afternoon to clean up the damage that appeared to be localized.

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