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Counties surrounding Lexington report major problems

Counties south of Lexington took the brunt of the storm, suffering power outages and water-service problems in some cities.

Danville appeared to have some of the worst problems, with power and its water supply knocked out to nearly all of the city. The city remained under a state of emergency Wednesday. Downed power lines made roads dangerous.

Generators were on their way to pump stations, Danville city clerk Donna Peek said. Once water returns, a boil-water advisory will remain, she said.

Peek said one shelter has power and is open for people: The Bunny Davis Center on Man o' War Boulevard in Danville.

"It's easy to spot. It's the only place with the lights on," she said.

In Madison County, a boil-water advisory is in effect for the following water districts: Industrial Park, Duncannon Lane and Kingston-Terrill area, including the Golden Leaf subdivision.

Garrard County also had a boil-water advisory for all customers of Garrard County Water.

In Mercer County, power outages on Vanarsdall Road in Mercer County were spotty.

"We've got power, but my momma next door is out, and my cousin down the road don't have electricity," said Linda Christerson, at 1911 Vanarsdall, on Wednesday morning. "We've got ice over everything. It's raining now. A whole lot of limbs are down."

Christerson and her husband, Bobby, farm and raise cattle. Their 25 cows and 25 calves had been out in the field on Tuesday. "We left the barn open for them last night to get in. They're all in the barn. It's safer and warmer for them," Linda Christerson said.

To Lexington's north, Georgetown firefighters scrambled to respond to multiple reports of lines down and limbs crashing into houses.

"It's run after run right now," a firefighter said.

In Woodford County, Old Frankfort Pike/Midway Road was closed because of ice and the potential for falling tree limbs. Several other roads are blocked as well.

Woodford County's judicial center is closed, and all cases will be rescheduled. The Woodford County shelter has opened at the Woodford County Senior Citizens Center at 285 Beasley Drive.

Versailles city government is closed Wednesday except for essential employees, and Woodford County employees were operating on a two-hour delay.

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