Thousands lose power in Lexington after storms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - As of 4 p.m., just over 500 were without of power after storms rolled through Lexington Wednesday evening. That number was once 13,000 just after the storms hit.

Streets and roads workers say they'll be clearing a large tree until about 6 p.m. It came down during the storms, shutting down Parker's Mill near Williamsburg Road.

That tree also took down some phone lines. Streets and Roads crews got there just after 4 p.m. to start cutting the tree up to move it out. The tree didn't take down any power lines, but there were several outages along the Versailles road corridor. The workers say they it'll be a busy evening.

"We were working doing something else in the storm came in I thought oh no here we go. We anticipate it. Whenever we see storms, we anticipate having to do it. This one came in pretty strong. There'll probably be more. This won't be the last tree tonight," Bill Epperson, with Lexington Streets & Roads tells us.

Our crews on the scene say If you come through the area regularly, you'll need to find another route.

Police aren't sure whether winds or lightning brought the tree down.

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