WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Woodford County officials are asking people to limit water usage and to hang in there while crews work to restore power after storms swept through the area on Friday.
Woodford County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page that 11,647 LG&E and KU customers are being impacted as of 1:30p.m. on Saturday.
Reportedly 20 LG&E and KU crews are out working on power outages, as well as contractors and additional crews coming in from surrounding states.
Versailles Mayor Traugott also issued a Water Shortage Advisory requesting customers to limit water usage. This is a precautionary step to conserve water while systems recover and is different than a boil water advisory, according to the Facebook post.
Officials are also asking people to take storm debris to the Woodford Recycling Center on Beasley Drive, and they say the ‘per pound’ fee is being waived for residents, although businesses and contractors will still have to pay.
Public works crews are working to clean up downed limbs and debris.
Reportedly there were two storm related injuries.