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Crews Working To Restore Power After Storms Hit Kentucky

Utility crews are working to restore power for tens of thousands of Kentuckians after the state was pounded by severe storms that toppled trees and power lines.

News outlets report more than 26,000 Kentucky Utilities customers in Fayette County remained without power Saturday afternoon following the Friday storms that rumbled across the state, producing high winds and hail. In neighboring Woodford County, the number of outages was more than 11,000 customers.

National Weather Service meteorologist Ron Steve told the Courier Journal that the Louisville area was hit by "one of our more substantial hail storms" in the past half-dozen years.

In Louisville, there were multiple reports of hail — from the size of quarters to golf balls, and up to a 2-inch diameter in spots near Okolona and southeast of Shively.