Thousands lose power, trees down in Lexington as storms roll through

With a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for parts of central Kentucky, areas of Lexington were without power late Wednesday afternoon

Hazards include wind gusts up to 60 mph and possible penny-sized hail.

The Kentucky Utilities power outage map was showing at least 219 outages in the Lexington area as of 5 pm.

Lexington Emergency Management officials said in a tweet the outages may affect some traffic signals around the city, and drivers should treat such intersections as four-way stops

Downed trees and power lines were also reported.

A number of outages were also reported in Louisville,

the company estimated roughly 33,700 people were without power.

This story will be updated.