Cleanup, restoration crews blanketing Lexington in aftermath of storms
The storms and high winds that rolled through Lexington left destruction and numerous power outages across the city.
Here in Lexington as of noon on Saturday, more than forty thousand residents were without power.
KU spokesman Daniel Lowry told the Herald Leader they will have a better handle on the estimate on when the power will be restored by Sunday.
Lowry says, “It is one of the most significant events for our power system of the past twenty years.”
Lowry also told the Herald Leader that crews from nearby states plan to arrive today and help the nearly 200,000 KU and LGE customers without power.
The city of Lexington is asking Fayette County residents to report property damage from Friday’s severe weather.
Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton was scheduled to hold a news briefing at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.