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Severe Storms Blow Through The Bluegrass

Two reports of storm damage from early Friday morning's storms come from Bourbon County.

One barn on Elizabeth Station was destroyed when strong winds and rain blew through.

One driver, Jeff Teegarden, discovered the damage when he saw power lines on the road. He then spotted the roof of the barn blocking the road, and had to drive through the debris, unable to stop.

He says it caused the front tire of his truck to go flat, but he's just thankful that it wasn't any worse.

"I actually stopped a mile up the road because it was raining so hard. I'm glad I wasn't here, because I could have been here when the barn went down. That could be when it fell", says Teegarden.

The winds did destroy that barn and it caused that part of Elizabeth Station to be shutdown for several hours. Another barn on Russell Cave Road had its roof blown off.

The Bourbon County Sheriff says there were no reported injuries.

The storm also brought with it lightning, which sparked a fire in Shelby County.

Firefighters were called out to the home on Washburn Road.

There have been no reports of injuries.

A neighbor called 911 to report the flames.

In Lexington, firefighters say the wind made it more difficult for them to fight a fire.

The fire broke out in a storage unit in a stairwell at Fayette Crossing Apartments on East Reynolds Road.

The exterior of one apartment was damaged.


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