MURRAY — Severe thunderstorms tore through Calloway County late Wednesday afternoon, leaving many residents without power. 

West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation’s outage map reported that 318 customers in Calloway County were without power after the storms blasted through the area before 5 p.m. That was out of about 425 total customers who were without power. 

The weather gauge at Kyle-Oakley Field about six miles northwest of Murray recorded a peak wind gust of 64 mph, Calloway County Emergency Management Director Bill Call said; his report was based on third-hand information, he stressed. Winds of 58 mph are required for a storm to be classified as severe.

Calloway was under a severe thunderstorm warning at the time. 

In addition to the power outages, many trees were also reported down. Call said emergency personnel were called to at least six calls of trees down. He said the most extensive areas were along Coleman Trail, just south of Kyle-Oakley, and Airport Road itself reportedly had multiple trees down in both areas. 

No injuries were reported.  


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