Lexington’s Ashland area hit hard by Tuesday morning storm

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In Lexington, one of the areas hit hardest by the first round of high winds Tuesday morning was near Ashland, Henry Clay’s estate. Melanie Williams was getting ready for her work and her nine-year-old daughter, Adelay, was home for spring break. Adelay described what happened next. 

“We were closing the windows, and then all of a sudden, the rain started pouring harder. And then the wind just blew really hard to kind of look like fog outside. And we just ran to the basement. And then when we came back up, we just saw a bunch of trees that fell over.”

The Williams said at least five old trees on their street, mostly Sycamores, were toppled. Melanie Williams:

“So it seems that that this was, for some reason, one of the few paths that it came through so strongly. From what I’ve heard from other people, it was just kind of a regular quick storm. But it almost was tornado-like.”

Melanie said when the storm passed, neighbors – some from other streets — came out to begin cleaning up. Adelay added, “Our community is nice.”

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