Powerful spring-like storms have lashed parts of Kentucky with high winds that uprooted trees and downed power lines.
The National Weather Service confirms that an EF-1 tornado hit Jefferson County.
The NWS in Louisville says wind gusts of at least 60 mph battered portions of north-central Kentucky on Tuesday morning, as the fast-moving storm triggered a series of tornado warnings.
Louisville Gas and Electric Co. spokeswoman Liz Pratt says more than 13,700 customers are without power, mostly in Jefferson County. She says crews are responding to downed power lines and damaged power poles. She says Kentucky Utilities has received reports of a small number of scattered outages.
The southbound lanes of the Gene Snyder Freeway in eastern Jefferson County were shut down after two tractor-trailers ended up on their sides, according to WHAS-TV.