High winds prompt warning throughout central Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The National Weather Service issued a High Wind Warning as a result of the gusty conditions throughout central Kentucky.

The warning goes as far east as Lexington, stretching north to Frankfort and Louisville. The warning stretches southwest toward the state line, including areas like Bowling Green.

The Blue Grass Airport recorded a 69 mph wind gust at 2:37 p.m.

This comes after winds have caused some to be injured. A transformer pole fell, seriously injuring a person in Lexington. A tree fell on a woman in Danville, causing her to go to the hospital. Bourbon County is reporting several trees down throughout the area because of non-thunderstorm winds.

Gray affiliate WAVE reports there is damage at the Norton Women & Children’s Hospital parking garage in Louisville. Other damage reports are coming in where the wind warnings are issued.

In downtown Lexington, the crane atop the City Center building was shut down because of the high winds.

Across Fayette County, power was disrupted for hundreds of KU customers, which company officials said was caused by tree limbs in lines.

Wind is also believed to have caused the wall of a building on North Limestone to collapse. Firefighters said the building was empty and slated for demolition. There were no injuries.

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