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Strong storms leave thousands without power

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Strong storms swept through Kentuckiana Sunday night knocking out power to thousands.

LG&E and Kentucky Utility crews worked throughout the night to restore power more than 21,000 customers from Louisville to Lexington. Utility poles were snapped along Seventh Street near Algonquin Parkway.  There are many downed trees reported in the area.

As of Monday morning, LG&E is still reporting more than 300 people are without power in Jefferson County, with more than 2,400 statewide.

In Louisville and Jefferson County, crews are dealing with 3,600 outages. Most of those are east of Interstate 65. Duke Energy is reporting more than 3,200 customers are still without power, but Madison, Indiana and Jefferson County are hit the hardest in southern Indiana.

At Churchill Downs last night debris was tossed into the grandstands on the last night of the spring meet. Strong winds blew over the metal awning of this Pagoda.

Luckily, no one was in the area because they had taken cover from the storm. Racing was delayed for about 45 minutes.

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