Early-morning storms cause concern

Central Kentuckians received a loud wakeup call Thursday when strong storms swept across the region.

Frequent lightning strikes caused concern for several communities.

Lightning struck a tree in a field on Nevins Station in Lawrenceburg, but caused no other damage.

In Lexington, a tree fell onto some power lines on Hume Road near Bryan Station, forcing the tree to catch on fire. Hume Road was shut down for a few minutes while firefighters and Kentucky Utilities workers responded.

There were no other reports of severe damage in Central Kentucky.

Law enforcement officials are urging drivers to use extra caution in the rain and storms.

Rain also ponded on the roadways, forcing drivers to take extra time.

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