Lexington Neighborhoods Hit Hard By Storm

Many people in Lexington woke up Wednesday to find messes in their neighborhoods.

From downed trees and powered lines to slushy streets, it caused a big slow down as people left their homes.

In the Chevy Chase area, the ice caused 200-year-old trees to crack and fall. In some places, tree limbs were seen, laying on power lines.

Amazingly, most people in that area still have power.

The Eastland neighborhood didn't fare much better. The snow and ice made it tough to get around, as did tree limbs, laying across roads.

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  • by Kirsten Location: Pomona, CA on Jan 28, 2009 at 06:13 PM
    I lived in Lexington during the ice storm a few years ago, and went without power for 8 days. At that time, I worked for KU, and vividly remember the thousands and thousands of calls into the call center, often being yelled at, and called many names that I will not mention here! I can really feel for everyone without power. But with so many hundreds of thousands of people without power, KU/LG&E are doing the best they can. They aren't magicians, just extremely hard working people who are willing to go out in all weather conditions to work until everyone is back on service. They have an extremely dangerous job, and really needs the public's patience through all of this. Remember, at the end of their shift, they are going home to cold houses without lights too! Just because they work for the electric company doesn't make them immune to power outages! I know it's cold, but please be patient with them, & let them do their job safely! Yelling and screaming will not get service on any faster
  • by Morgan Location: Carlisle on Jan 28, 2009 at 02:34 PM
    I've heard from several people that they have power outages or no power. My grandmother along with two other neighbors are without power but the rest of the street does. We are hoping to find a generator for her soon but we have lots of snow and ice and it may look pretty but it can have bad consequences. Please be safe!
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  • by Betsy Location: Plantation neighborhood lexington on Jan 28, 2009 at 10:18 AM
    While one side of the street has power, the other side has been without since 7pm yesterday. No estimate on restoration of power - but we've been bumped out of the KU system at least once since the outage. Still waiting to see a KU truck in the neighborhood.


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