About a dozen homes in Thornhill are still without power after Friday’s severe weather as the cleanup throughout town continues.
Frankfort Plant Board Public Information Coordinator Glenn Waldrop said most are expected to have power by close of business today, but some will need electricians for repairs.
About 100 homes are also without cable or telecom service, he said.
Friday’s storms knocked out power for some 8,000 FPB customers and caused widespread damage throughout Franklin County. Thornhill was one of the areas hit hardest, but the storm affected Duncan Road, Bon Air, Tierra Linda and St. Johns Road, among other parts the county.
Strong winds, estimated at 60-70 mph by the National Weather Service, felled trees and power lines across the county and snapped utility poles in some areas.
Downed trees and debris still need to be cleared in many parts of the county, said Emergency Management Director Deron Rambo.
“It’s amazing, I don’t believe there’s a house in the neighborhood (Thornhill) that doesn’t have a tree down in the yard, so there’ll be some cleanup with that,” Rambo said.
City and FPB crews worked to clear the damage and restore power over the weekend. A smaller storm Thursday caused some damage.
“They’ve really pulled some major duty over the last three, four days,” Waldrop said of the restoration effort.
Sanitation crews are picking up storm debris in Thornhill and other areas today, said David Sams, the city’s sanitation superintendent.