Severe storms cause damage in Franklin County, USA

In Franklin County trees are down, the power is out and debris is covering parts of the roadway.
 
The Franklin County Sheriff says for the past few hours they’ve received several reports of trees down and as of about 10:00 p.m. Wednesday night firefighters were still out trying to clear them from the roadways.
 
There have also been many reports of traffic lights out including at the junction of US 127 and 1665.
 
Officials with Franklin County Emergency Management reported around 1400 customers between KU and Bluegrass Electric were without power but power has been restored to folks living in the US 127 area.
 
Officials also tell us a few houses were struck by lightning and a transformer caught on fire, which was the main reason for the power outage along US 127.
 
Emergency management officials say they have not received reports of flooding on any roadways but they say they’ll keep a close eye on it throughout the night.

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