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Winter storm causes problems across Kentuckiana

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A fallen tree blocked 6th Street south of Ormsby Avenue on Wednesday. A fallen tree blocked 6th Street south of Ormsby Avenue on Wednesday.
Ice brought down numerous trees and tree limbs across the area. Ice brought down numerous trees and tree limbs across the area.
Power outages disrupted service to stoplights in Louisville. Power outages disrupted service to stoplights in Louisville.

(Above: Report from Louisville Metrosafe as of 3:45 a.m. Wednesday shows 61 trees down, 16 malfunctioning traffic lights, 17 incidents of downed power lines and 1 flooded roadway. Throughout the morning, more of these problems were reported.)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Snow, ice and a slushy mess on area roads shut down schools, knocked out power and caused numerous other problems for people across Kentuckiana Wednesday.

Tree limbs and power lines made heavy by a coating of ice came down, landing on cars, homes and roadways. The weight of the ice uprooted a large tree on 6th Street just south of Ormsby Avenue Wednesday morning and sent it crashing onto a car, blocking the road. No one was injured.

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At one point, the winter storm left more than 12,000 homes and businesses without power. To view LG&E and KU's Outage map, click here. To view power outages for Duke Energy, click here. For Clark County REMC outages, click here.

Some editions of The Courier-Journal were not printed in time for delivery Wednesday morning because of power outages and electrical issues with the printing press, according to the newspaper's marketing director. Customers will receive those papers tomorrow and can access The Courier-Journal's website in the meantime.

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Crews were plowing area roads. Side streets in particular were hazardous Wednesday morning.

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