Storm knocked out WLEX programming

Lexington's NBC affiliate WLEX (Channel 18) was briefly off the air Wednesday morning due to a power surge related to the severe weather sweeping through Central Kentucky. At 6:59 a.m., the station was knocked off the air for around two minutes.

The problems continued, though, some viewers inadvertently began seeing programming from WLEX's Wazoo Sports digital sub-channel on the main NBC channel. To solve the problem, WLEX technicians began airing NBC programming on both feeds for around 15 minutes until the problem was resolved, said WLEX General Manager Pat Dalbey.