People in Lexington Frustrated, Power Still Out For Many Saturday Night

Posted at 11:58 PM, Jul 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-21 23:58:31-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Many people in Lexington are going to sleep without power on Saturday night.

According to KU, about 38,000 customers across Kentucky are still in the dark just before midnight on Saturday. 18,000 of those people without electricity are located in Fayette County.

So far no word on when power might be restored for those remaining customers, and that has a lot of Lexington residents and others frustrated.

Kentucky Utilities says this is the of the top five storms of all time with 170,000 customers across Kentucky impacted at the height of the storm.

The company says they have crews working around the clock to get the lights back on.

Some people in Lexington say this outage reminds them of the 2003 ice storm, but they’re thankful this time the weather isn’t too extreme.

"It was really bad then. We were burning fire in the fire place trying to keep warm, but we survived," said Ted Tudor.

The National Weather Service confirms two tornadoes touched down in Kentucky last night; one in Hart County and one in Metcalfe County.