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Storm damage not caused by twister

Friday Update:

Officials say it was straight line winds, not a tornado, that left damage in Montgomery County.

The County Emergency Manager tells NEWSFIRST, after showing officials with the National Weather Service photos of the damage, they decided it was not a twister that touched down.

Judy's Drive-in was damaged by the storm, but it will be open in time for Friday's showings.

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Storms that blew through the Bluegrass Thursday afternoon left trees and power lines down in Montgomery County.

North Maysville Road, which is also known as Route 11, was closed for several hours Thursday afternoon between Bunker Hill Road and Somerset Lane.

A large tree fell onto Jim Brown's home on Bunker Hill Road in Judy. Brown was busy renovating his newly-bought home, painting the walls in the front bedroom when the storm rolled in.

"I thought it's coming this way, maybe I ought to get to the other end of the house. And just as I walked to the bedroom door, I heard something. And I looked back and that limb right there, that's through the roof, also came through the ceiling right over where I was painting baseboards."

Kentucky Utilities was working all afternoon to restore power to homes and businesses along Route 11.

There are no reports of any injuries.


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