Northpoint affected by power outage from Sunday storm

Published 9:33 am Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A storm that blew through Boyle County Sunday evening brought wind and rain, as well as calls about outages and downed lines. Northpoint Training Center was among the places that suffered a power outage.

“We had some wind, typical limbs down … There was a power line on Wells Landing Road and several temporary outages with Inter-County and KU both,” said Boyle County Emergency Management Director Mike Wilder. “Not a large amount and they were very short intervals.”

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It was at about 5:12 p.m. when a tree was knocked down, pulling electric lines out of a house on Wells Landing Road, according to the Danville 911 Center blotter. The same thing happened about an hour later on Harding Street.

There was also a power outage at the Northpoint Training Center at 9:39 p.m., according to the Danville Police blotter.

Mendalyn Cochran, deputy warden, confirmed Northpoint had a power outage yesterday. She said the prison is placed on a lockdown in situations like that.

“Last night’s occurrence was a partial power outage. NTC does have several generators to power the institution but one generator failed to operate correctly,” she said. “Other generators kept the remainder of the institution powered.”

Cochran said power was fully restored at 12:47 a.m.

There was no real flooding in the area, but there were some places where water was standing on the roadways.

“The forecast is not conducive to a lot of drying out,” Wilder said. “There’s a chance of rain the biggest part of the week.”

According to the National Weather Service out of Louisville, thunderstorms are expected the rest of the week, bringing lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds. A 60-percent chance of rain is expected today, June 12, with a 50-percent chance on Wednesday, dropping to 20 and 30 percent the rest of the week.

Temperatures are expected to remain between 83 degrees and 88 degrees most of the week, with lows of 68 and 69 degrees at night.

Wilder said when severe weather hits, it’s important to heed any cautions.

“It’s that time of year — we’re going to get it,” he said.