Fayette County

Power restored to more than 10,000 in south Lexington, Kentucky Utilities reports

Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management released this map of the neighborhoods where power was lost Thursday afternoon.
Lexington’s Division of Emergency Management released this map of the neighborhoods where power was lost Thursday afternoon. Division of Emergency Management

Power has been restored to more than 11,000 Kentucky Utilities customers in south Lexington after roughly 90 minutes, according to the Kentucky Utilities outage map.

About 3:10 p.m., the outage map showed electricity had been restored.

Stoplights also reportedly were functioning again in many intersections with more coming on line as minutes passed.

The company initially reported 11,760 customers without power around 1:38 p.m., according to its outage map. The area was concentrated on either side of New Circle Road from Tates Creek Road to Alumni Drive, according to the Lexington Division of Emergency Management. The area of power loss stretched to Nicholasville Road.

An equipment problem at a sub-station in south Lexington led to the power outage, according to a Kentucky Utilities spokesperson.



Lexington officers directed traffic at some intersections and deployed traffic inverters.



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