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Power outages reported after gusty winds, blown transformer

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Facebook viewer Kevin Doyle Kays captured this image of a transformer fire in Fairdale during storms on Dec. 14, 2015. Facebook viewer Kevin Doyle Kays captured this image of a transformer fire in Fairdale during storms on Dec. 14, 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Strong storms moved through Kentuckiana around 3 a.m. Monday, packing 50 mph winds and causing scattered power outages in southern Indiana and southern Jefferson County. 

A transformer fire in Fairdale knocked out power to about 3,600 people at the height of the storm. Fairdale Road at National Turnpike is closed while crews work to repair the transformer. 

Fairdale High School was briefly without power, but it has been restored. 

Other areas that lost power in Louisville, included St. Matthews, Indiana Hills, Shively and downtown Louisville. 

[LG&E POWER OUTAGE MAP]

About 300 customers briefly lost power in Sellersburg Monday. Other affected areas in southern Indiana included Charlestown and New Albany. 

[DUKE ENERGY POWER OUTAGE MAP]

A wind advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. today, and drivers are urged to use caution on the roads, especially people in SUVs and other high-profile vehicles. 

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