High Winds Down Dozens of Trees in Boyd County, Ky.

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Strong winds brought down dozens of trees and power lines, blocking Rush Creek Road in Catlettsburg Tuesday night.

A crew from the Big Sandy Fire Department spent a few hours clearing the road. They say Rush Creek was the only report of significant damage in the area.

"I didn't expect any kind of damage like this. I just thought maybe some water damage or a tree on his house," firefighter Brandon Griffith said.

Jamie Powell is a homeowner on the road and couldn't even drive home. She had to walk about half a mile through the debris.

"It was all the way up in our yard, up the road to where it was laying on the power lines," Powell said. "Phone lines were down across our driveway. It was just everywhere."

WSAZ meteorologist Josh Fitzpatrick says Tuesday's storm is a perfect example of what is called a microburst.

It is very isolated storm that creates tornado-like winds, as well as damage similar to what kept the Powell family from getting home.


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