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Wind blowing out power in Kentuckiana; causing crashes

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The second part of our Winter Blast hit Kentuckiana Wednesday morning. While some areas saw only a small amount of snow, the was wind the biggest concern.

Dispatchers reported that there was some concern about semi trucks being blown out of their lanes because of the fierce winds.

Wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour were blamed for a wreck on I-64 in Franklin County. A tractor-trailer carrying 100,000 pounds of coal flipped on I-64 just after midnight at the 47 milemarker.

The driver told police that the wind pushed him from the fast lane, to the slow lane, then right into the guardrail.

The gusty winds were expected to continue throughout most of the morning, but were expected to subside in the afternoon.

Traffic lights were also being blown around, and some orange construction cones and other debris were reported on some roadways. Some stoplights were also out due to power outages.

Wednesday morning's wind in Kentuckiana has caused scattered power outages, according to LG&E.

Much of the area missed the snow and ice that hammered much of central and northern Indiana.

Only a handful of customers were without power by mid-morning.

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To check road conditions, especially while driving, call these numbers: in Kentucky, dial 511 or visit the web page www.511.ky.gov

Outside of Kentucky, call 1-866-737-3767

For out of state road conditions:

Illinois - 1-800-452-IDOT
Indiana - 1-800-261-7623
Missouri - 1-800-222-6400
Tennessee - 1-877-244-0065

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