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Storm clean-up follows howling Halloween rain and wind

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With Halloween decorations toppled throughout Louisville's popular Hillcrest Avenue, for most, the storm proved to be more messy than dangerous. With Halloween decorations toppled throughout Louisville's popular Hillcrest Avenue, for most, the storm proved to be more messy than dangerous.
Just off of Preston Highway in Lynnview, though, thick, snapped tree branches painted a better picture of just how strong the howling Halloween winds proved to be. Just off of Preston Highway in Lynnview, though, thick, snapped tree branches painted a better picture of just how strong the howling Halloween winds proved to be.
Outside the school nestled near the Highlands, a single tree branch at the base of the Rockets' flagpole served as the only remnant of the Halloween storm. Outside the school nestled near the Highlands, a single tree branch at the base of the Rockets' flagpole served as the only remnant of the Halloween storm.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - All across WAVE Country, many people spent a portion of Friday clearing storm debris after strong winds and rain canceled many Halloween plans.

At Assumption High School, the school day got off to a late start after a power outage led to a two-hour delay. Outside the school nestled near the Highlands, a single tree branch at the base of the Rockets' flagpole served as the only remnant of the Halloween storm.

Just off of Preston Highway in Lynnview, though, thick, snapped tree branches painted a better picture of just how strong the howling Halloween winds proved to be.

Nearby in Louisville, a Churchill Downs grounds crew worked in a group of three. First sawing downed tree limbs then raking up leaves before transporting the storm debris with a large yellow excavator.

"We had a little storm damage last night," said Churchill Downs maintenance employee Terry Rogers. "We had a road blocked."

Throughout the Metro, utility crews also kept busy as they restored power to those who woke up in the dark.

While the storm ruined Halloween plans for many trick-or-treaters, Rogers said it could have been a lot worse.

"This is nothing," said Rogers. "We're just going to haul this to an area where we can get rid of it and just get the road clear."

With Halloween decorations toppled throughout Louisville's popular Hillcrest Avenue, for most, the storm proved to be more messy than dangerous.

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