Bullitt County cleaning up after storms, high winds

The area was hit with heavy rain and high winds on Saturday. Bullitt County was the hardest hit.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Officials with the Emergency Management Agency say the physical damage in Bullitt County appears to be confined within a few blocks in Shepherdsville.

While the damage itself wasn't widespread, for many drivers in Bullitt County it did cause an evening of frustration.

Drivers on Highway 44 were stopped for several hours in the area near Johns Lane Saturday evening after a few power lines were knocked over in the storm.

Crews worked to move the utility pole off the road, reopening the road around 8 p.m.

Crews told WHAS11 News us they will be working for several more hours getting the lines back up in the area.

The Bullitt County Emergency Management Agency says there were also reports of damage to a car port and to a garage roof within a few blocks of the downed pole.

The National Weather Service says it will be working with local emergency management agencies tomorrow to survey the damage.

One of the places meteorologists are expected to survey is Mount Washington.

Most of the power has been restored to Kentuckiana although there are lingering outages.

An estimated 1,200 people in Kentucky are still without power while Duke Energy was reporting around 600 customers in southern Indiana.

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