A swift-moving line of storms delivered a quick hit to Central Kentucky Monday afternoon, toppling trees and knocking out power but causing no major damage.
Meteorologist Chris Smallcomb of the National Weather Service in Louisville described the system as "quite intense" as whipped up straight-line winds between 70 and 80 mph brought down trees throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky.
The storm blew through Danville about 5 p.m., said Capt. James Monroe of the Danville Police Department. Large trees came down on Lexington Avenue near Danville High School and on Farris Court, tying up traffic as crews removed them, Monroe said. "It was a quickie," he said. "It kept us hopping there for a while."
Isabel Carter of InterCounty Energy said trees in electrical lines and lightning strikes caused power outages in Boyle, Casey, Mercer, Lincoln, Garrard and Marion counties.