TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

February 24, 2014

Storm downs trees, power lines


TheTimesTribune.com, Corbin, KY

CORBIN — Published Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

An outbreak of severe weather late Thursday night and early Friday morning not only brought gusty winds, thunder and lightning and heavy rains to the Tri-County region — it also brought down trees and tree limbs, snapped some power lines, and caused flooding of some roads, especially in Knox County.

Here, part of a tree on Hamlin Avenue near Livingston Street in Corbin lies on the ground Friday, after Public Works crews helped to clear the debris after the storm. The National Weather Service in Jackson reported trees down across Ky. 1673 south of Duck Run in Whitley County, as well as the intersection of Ky. 6 and Ky. 459 in Barbourville in Knox County.

Trees were also down in the Goins community of Whitley County on Ky. 92 East, near the Bell County line. Weather spotters reported 2.1 inches of rain in Barbourville, 1.68 inches of rain just northwest of Williamsburg, while in the Bunch community of Laurel County, they picked up a little over an inch of rain.

Because of the heavy rains and flooding, Knox County and Whitley County Schools were called off Friday.