Fayette County

Auto accident briefly takes out power to thousands in north Lexington, Bourbon County

Herald-Leader Staff Report

An auto accident caused temporary power outages Friday morning that affected more than 11,000 customers in Fayette and Bourbon counties, including Bryan Station High School in Lexington, Kentucky Utilities reported.

The vehicle hit a guy wire on Clintonville Road in Bourbon County, and the wire got into a transmission line, causing the outage about 10:30 a.m., KU spokesman Cliff Feltham said.

About 7,279 customers in north Lexington were affected along with 3,857 customers in Bourbon County, according to the KU outage website.

Power was restored to the high school, which operated on generators, shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. Most of the affected customers should have had power restored by about 11:30 a.m., Feltham said.