The Clarkson Fire and Grayson County Sheriff’s Departments responded to a call about downed power lines at 124 Main Street in Clarkson about 4:45 on Monday afternoon.
The severe thunderstorm, which passed through Grayson County between 4:30 and 5:00, produced high winds which brought down trees and the power lines in Clarkson. Grayson County Sheriff’s deputies and Clarkson Fire personnel secured the Main Street scene -- halting traffic flow -- until the arrival of Kentucky Utilities workers at 5:15 to fix the lines, which were hanging perilously over the roadway.
Main Street was re-opened at 5:45.
Additionally, a tree in front of the under-construction Clarkson City Hall and Community Center was uprooted by the storm. No damage was done to the building. There were also reports of trees down on Millerstown, Hopewell and Rock Creek Road, as well as Rocky Hill Estate Road.
Crews were dispatched to remove any trees which were blocking the road.
An uprooted tree in front of the new Clarkson City Hall and Community Center on Millerstown Road