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Thousands Without Power After Storms Tear Through Nicholas County

Posted: 10:44 PM, Jun 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-16 23:58:04-04

NICHOLAS COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A few storms that tore through Kentucky on Sunday evening left behind some significant damage.

Parts of Nicholas County experienced high winds, the worst being in Carlisle where parts of a barn came flying off almost into the road.

Several roads were also closed from high water and power lines being repaired. The Nicholas County Sheriff told us he believes several thousand people are without power right now, but KU is working to restore power to those homes. No injuries have been reported at this time.

“Just getting all the debris out of the road so people can have access to their homes, winds came through a lot of power lines down in this area, state is in this area cleaning this part up id say we have several thousand people without electric at this time,” said Nicholas County Sheriff Jeff Sidles.

Officials are hoping everyone will have the lights back on by the morning.