Thousands in Lexington lose power during 'terrible' blackout

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) As the sun came up Saturday morning, power was just starting to come back on at the Amazon warehouse on Mercer Road in Lexington.

Their power was knocked out about 3 a.m.

Employees say they had to drop what they were doing and wait in the dark for someone to find them.

"Everybody stays where they're at until someone finds you with the flashlight," said Amazon employee Julie Oaks.

Kentucky Utilities officials say equipment failure caused 5,400 businesses and homes in northwest Lexington to lose power.

They aren't sure if the outages are related to winter weather.

An employee who didn’t want to be identified said he was worried about his family at home in the cold.

"I've got a mom at home that's freezing to death. So I'm going to check on her right now, it's terrible,” he said.

KU officials say five customers were still in the dark as of 12 p.m.

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