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Some Roads Remain Closed, Crews Still Working To Restore Power After Saturday Storms

Posted at 9:10 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 21:10:15-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – A number of roads remain closed and some people are still without power on Sunday night after storms tore through the Bluegrass on Saturday.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 7 reports that on Sunday evening water is still covering roadways in several counties and drivers should be cautious.

In Clark County, Mina Station Road/KY-1018 is closed at milepoint 1.697.

In Garrard County, Leavell Ridge Road/KY-1971 is closed at milepoint 2.546 (the bridge over Sugar Creek).

In Mercer county, New Dixville Road/KY-1941 is closed between milepoints 3.0 and 5.0.

Several roads in Madison County just reopened on Sunday.

No road closures were reported in Fayette County.

KYTC District 9 reports that KY-1012 (Boy Scout Road) between mile markers 0 and 1 in Boyd County is closed due to a tree in power and utility lines.

Also in Boyd County, KY-716 is closed between US-60 and Summitt because of a tree in utility lines.

In Carter County KY-1910 is closed between mile markers 1 and 2 because of high water.

Kentucky Power reports that as of 8:00p.m. on Sunday about 5,000 of their customers in eastern Kentucky are still without power.

While several counties are affected, Pike County is still dealing with the most outages with 1,469 customers without power, and in Breathitt County 820 people are without power.

The company says they have more than 350 employees working to get the lights back on for all customers as soon as possible. An estimated total of 9,1000 customers in eastern Kentucky were impacted by the weekend storms.