Nearly 2,000 customers without power in Grayson Co.

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Nearly 2,000 Grayson County residents are without power Wednesday morning after severe weather moved through the region on Tuesday.

Warren RECC reports 1,700 Grayson County customers do not have electricity as of 5:25 a.m. Wednesday (Kentucky Utilities reports zero outages in the county). The power outages occurred between 3:30 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. Wednesday.

The outages are concentrated in north Leitchfield and the northeast section of Grayson County.

There have been no reports of significant damage in Grayson County after a Tornado Warning was issued Tuesday afternoon for northwestern Grayson County at approximately 3:45. Initially, the warning was set to expire at 4:15 p.m. but was extended to 4:45 p.m.

There were two unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds in the county on Tuesday afternoon: The first funnel cloud was spotted near King Road (off Lilac Road) and the second south of Leitchfield, possibly in the Meredith area.

The Leitchfield Fire Department and other first responders failed to spot funnel clouds, though. But, the second funnel cloud, which was spotted by someone at Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center, was reported during exceedingly heavy rain, as first responders noted that if there was a funnel cloud, they wouldn’t be able to see it.

UPDATE: Power was restored just before 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.

(Photo: Screen shot of Warren RECC outage map)

By Ken Howlett, News Director

Contact Ken at ken@k105.com

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