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Severe thunderstorms cause widespread damage in central Kentucky

Fox 56's Tanner Hesterberg took this photo of a snapped power line on Versailles Road.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - Several damage reports are coming into the Fox 56 newsroom as severe storms push through central Kentucky.

Jessamine County emergency managers reported multiple trees down in the northern part of the county. Organizers had to evacuate the Barbasol Championship as a result of the storms.

In Woodford County, numerous trees have fallen in the Versailles area, and it is causing travel problems from drivers on U.S. 60 and U.S. 62. The county is now under a state of emergency because of the road closures and wind damage.

Kentucky Utilities is reporting 57,000 customers without power as a result of the storms, and crews are out clearing tree damage. Some roads, including Maxwell Street are closed. Some trees have fell on homes.

The University of Kentucky has also suffered damage. University officials say there was damage to the E.S. Good Barn, and officials are assessing damage.

As storms moved through Montgomery County damage reports occurred along Interstate 64 including the sign of a Ramada Inn toppling over. The Clay Tobacco Warehouse has received significant damage and parts of the roof were scattered across roadways. A car has also washed off a road into a creek bed.

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