Now 16,000 without power in Lexington (down from 22,000 last night, initially 72,000). KU has 800 people working in Lexington this morning, including 160 technicians who came in overnight. Police are currently managing traffic at nine intersections, clearing several intersections overnight.
To check power outage information, visit the KU Outage website here.
Emergency Management is taking calls from those with non-emergency medical needs related to the power outage. For assistance call 258-3600. If you have an emergency medical condition, please call 9-1-1.
If you have a medical condition that requires a device that operates on electric power, like a CPAP or oxygen generator, please call KU at 1-800-981-0600 and register with the utility. They may be able to provide priority service on repairs.
Power crews are still finding downed power lines and trees that have fallen over power lines.
IF YOU SEE A DOWNED POWER LINE OR TREE OVER A POWER LINE, DO NOT GO NEAR IT. CALL 859-258-3600 TO REPORT A DOWNED POWER LINE.
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