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Severe Storms Hammer Lexington Area

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Some Central Kentuckians will spend Thursday picking up from strong storms that moved through the area.

In Lexington, most of the storm damage was reported Wednesday night on the south side, along Man O'War between Nicholasville Road and Armstrong Mill.

Every neighborhood in the 5 mile stretch had damage. Winds exceeding 60 mph snapped dozens of trees. Traffic lights were knocked out along Nicholasville Rd. Shopping carts smacked into cars in the Walmart parking lot.

A home near Central Baptist suffered heavy fire damage after being struck by lightning. Everyone inside made it out safely. Lexington firefighters responded to more than 10 calls of lightning strikes hitting homes.

Some tense moments for fire and rescue teams in the Clays Mill Rd area. Crews responded for a water rescue after someone saw two men go into a rain swollen creek off Lone Oak Drive. When the men resurfaced down stream near Harrodsburg Rd, police learned the men, ages 19 and 20, jumped into the rushing water for fun. They were both cited for the prank. No injuries were reported during the storms.


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