Sunday evening’s storms brought down limbs, knocked out traffic signals, and left thousands without electricity in homes across Lexington, Mayor Linda Gorton said today.
STORM DEBRIS DROP-OFF: The Old Frankfort Pike Landfill pad will open on Wednesday, July 5 from 8 am to 5 pm for storm debris removal. Tree limbs and foliage can be dropped off there at no charge. The pad will accept storm debris from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, July 7. The landfill is located at 1631 Old Frankfort Pike.
Fees will be waived at the Haley Pike Landfill through July 14. The landfill is located at 4216 Hedger Lane. Haley Pike is open from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
The city brought in extra crews in Fire, Police, Emergency Management, Parks, and Streets and Roads to handle the damage.
As of this morning:
- 21,534 Lexington homes and businesses are without power. Kentucky Utilities and Blue Grass Electric continue to assess and repair lines. KU estimates all service will be restored by July 5.
- Two roads remain blocked by fallen limbs or trees.
- 18 intersections have no electricity – 3 are dark, and the remainder are working through light towers or officers on scene. Motorists should treat any intersection without working traffic signals as a four-way stop.
- Residents are asked to call 3-1-1 (859-425-2255) with any tree issues in parks.
- Raven Run is closed because of issues on Old Richmond Road.
- Jacobson Park Dog Park is closed because of damaged fencing. Numerous trees are affected in the park. Camp Kearney is open for summer camp today.
- Shillito Park has numerous trees affected. The roadways are clear.
- Tates Creek Pool closed because of no electricity.
- Lansdowne-Merrick Park has numerous trees affected and baseball field fencing damaged.
- Lakeside, Tates Creek, and Meadowbrook golf courses are closed. Kearney Hill Golf is open by cart path only. Picadome Golf is open for walking only.
Residents should stay away from downed power lines or utility lines. Call 800-981-0600.