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Wet weather causes several inconveniences

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Friday morning's rain is a sure sign that spring is finally here, but it's causing problems for some people in the Bluegrass.

WKYT's meteorologists say up to three inches of rain poured into the area overnight. It left quite a mess on Athens Boonesboro Road in Clark County where trees and limbs shut down the road for a few hours.

Over in the Windburn area of Lexington, about 2,000 KU customers were without power after high winds and storms rolled through.

Lightening also caused a few problems at Keeneland Friday morning. Trainers say horses are on a strict exercise schedule starting at 6:00 a.m. So when there's any type of delay, that can cause a bit of an inconvenience.

"So if we get a delay like that, we just have to adjust it," says Kenny McPeek, a horse trainer. "Some sets get cancelled because there's major rain or lightening. Some sets will go out in rain depending on the severity. It's certainly one of those audibles at the line of scrimmage and we do it regularly."

Those who are already sick of the rain, don't worry, sunshine is on the way. Rain has already started to clear out and it's turning into a much more enjoyable day.


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