Kentucky Utilities restoring power after massive outage in Lexington

Published: Sep. 19, 2019 at 1:33 PM EDT
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A major power outage affected thousands of customers in Lexington.

The Kentucky Utilities power outage map said at one point at least 6,000 customers were without power along the Versailles Road corridor. Three substations were knocked out after an equipment failure.

The power outage affected traffic in the area, and Lexington emergency managers are alerting drivers to treat lights as a four-way stop.

A Kentucky Utilities spokesperson confirmed there were no transformer fires, but there may have been sparks after a switch malfunctioned.