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Power restored following significant outage in Lexington

Thousands of people in Lexington woke up to no electricity Monday morning.

The power outage was caused by a tree falling onto a transmission line on Fourth Street. That outage affected almost 13,000 customers.

The line went down around 6:30 in the morning. A tree fell across two spans of transmission wire, taking out power along Versailles Road all the way to Pisgah Pike, and parts of Harrodsburg Road.

Police helped control traffic at intersections across the city.

At Bluegrass Airport there were flight delays while they switched to a backup generator but travelers were still able to check in through security.

Fixing the line took most of the afternoon but getting power back up only took about an hour.

"What we decided we could do was reroute the source and get electricity to most of the area that was effected just by routing around where that tree limb went into the line," said Cliff Feltham with Kentucky Utilities.


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