Residents Cleaning Up After Lexington Neighborhood Gets Battered By Storms

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jul 21, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Wind damage is widespread across Lexington, and tens of thousands of people in the city lost power.

People in neighborhoods off Mason Headley Road are dealing with a lot of tree limbs and debris thrown everywhere.

"The weather got bad and then it got really dark.  then the wind started coming out of the west back this way,” said neighbor Lloyd Beagle.

Beagle and his family took precautions as the storm rolled through.

 “We went to the basement cause, well, we didn’t know what was happening,” said Beagle.

When Beagle and his family came back up to see what the strong storm had done,  they found a mess of tree limbs and debris in the yard and on the roof and in the gutters.

But thankfully, there was no damage to the house.

Some other neighbors didn’t fare as well; a roof from a back porch blew into the front yard of one home.

 All around Lexington was a similar sight with snapped trees, limbs in roads and yards and power lines down in many neighborhoods.

KU is still working to restore power to many on Saturday night.