Lexington city leaders detail impacts of severe weather and offer advice

Originally published by WEKU.

The month of April is traditionally known as the start of the spring severe weather season. That’s been reflected in the Commonwealth’s second largest city.

High winds hit a number of Lexington neighborhoods mid-morning Tuesday. There were structural damages, including four homes rendered inhabitable, house fires, and lots of power outages. Lexington Streets and Roads Director Rob Allen said trees on roofs and cars are difficult to move.

“They’re under tension and it’s really dangerous if you are not an experienced tree worker…fatality or injury could occur. It’s best to leave that to professionals,” said Allen

Lexington Emergency Management Director Rob Larkin called it an “all-hazards” type day with the threat of high wind, heavy rain, hail, and spin off tornadoes. Larkin urged all citizens to have a way to receive weather warnings and alerts.

The City saw lots of trees and power lines down and structural damage. Larkin suggests impacted residents seek out a link to survey 1-2-3 on the website “Beready.com.”

“We ask those who have experienced damage to their homes and property…document the damage using that link. This will help us better understand what Lexington has experienced with these storms,” said Larkin.

Police Chief Lawrence Weathers reminded motorists to treat intersections with no working lights as a four-way stop. And the chief said traffic was again flowing along interstate 75. It was shut down when power lines and debris fell across the roadway.

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Originally published by WEKU.

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