Downed trees and power outages from afternoon storms
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Afternoon and early evening thunderstorms with heavy rain, high winds and frequent lightning led to downed trees and power outages Tuesday across central and eastern Kentucky. At one point the power was out throughout most of Estill County, but was restored by late afternoon, according to Kentucky Utilities’ online outage map. Also in Estill County, KY 52/Tipton Ridge Road at the rock quarry was closed due to storm damage, according to Estill County Emergency Management.
In Fayette County, Royster Road was closed for much of the afternoon while numerous downed trees were cleaned-up. A tree limb fell on a power line, knocking out power to just over 800 Kentucky Utilities customers in Fayette County in the area of I-75 and Haley Pike, according to KU’s online outage map.
There were spotty power outages reported in many central and eastern Kentucky counties as the storms moved through, including Bourbon, Clark, Madison, Jessamine, Harrison, Laurel and Clay counties to name a few.
A large tree came down off of Clintonville Road near Van Meter Road in Clark County. There were also reports of minor wind damages in some counties, but no injuries were reported, according to authorities.
State Police say a rock and mudslide in Harlan County blocked KY 119 at Sukey Ridge Road in Baxter. Other roads in Harlan County were completely or partially blocked by downed trees, according to KSP.