Fayette County

Outage in Tates Creek area affects more than 1,000, traffic signals temporarily dark

An electric power substation off Loudon Ave. in Lexington, Ky.,  Wednesday, November, 02, 2011. Charles Bertram     Staff
An electric power substation off Loudon Ave. in Lexington, Ky., Wednesday, November, 02, 2011. Charles Bertram Staff

A power outage in the area of Tates Creek Road and New Circle Road left more than 1,000 Kentucky Utilities customers temporarily in the dark on Wednesday afternoon, according to the power company.

The outage, which impacted 1,026 customers, was first reported just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. Kentucky Utilities estimated power will be restored by 5:30 p.m., and as of about 4:20 p.m. many customers had electricity restored.

Traffic signals were temporarily dark on Tates Creek Road at its intersections with both Gainesway Drive and New Circle Road, according to the Lexington Traffic Management Center. Lexington Police were directing traffic on the road.

As of about 2:30 p.m., officers were able to use auxiliary power to operate the traffic lights at the Gainesway and New Circle intersections, according to traffic management.

There are also reports of heavy wind from a Wednesday afternoon storm. One person on Twitter said trees were down in the Tates Creek Road and Man o' War Boulevard area. She told WKYT meteorologist Chris Bailey the wind was "absolutely fierce."

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