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Severe storms down trees, knock out power across central Kentucky

Thousands of people are currently without power in Fayette and Scott Counties.

Tree limbs knocked down along Georgetown Road in Lexington.

Some severe storms that moved through the Bluegrass Wednesday morning have left damage behind.

Many tree limbs, and in some cases, entire trees, were knocked down by a storm in Lexington.

The Georgetown Road area was hard hit, with several large tree limbs knocked down.

By 6 p.m., only a few hundred customers were without power in Lexington.

At one point, 7,200 customers were without power in Lexington.

Lightning struck a number of transformers around Lexington, causing some small explosions.

One woman said she was sitting at her desk when lightening hit a nearby transformer.

"Next thing I know, lightning struck it and fire shot up," Trish Stewart said. "It was like 'boom,' it was loud, it was scary."

Many traffic lights around Lexington also lost power because of the storm.

However, the city reported all traffic lights were working again by 1:30 p.m.

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