1:36pm

Tue January 17, 2012
The Commonwealth

Stormy Weather Tuesday

This winter's roller coaster weather did a number on the Louisville area today. High winds ripped down trees and power lines and left nearly 14,000 residents in the dark, according to WHAS-TV in Louisville.
In addition, high winds reportedly knocked at least two tractor trailer trucks over on their sides on the Gene Snyder Freeway in eastern Jefferson County. That resulted in the highway being closed for a time.
But no injuries have been reported.

The storm system caused the National Weather Service office in Louisville to issue thunderstorm and tornado warnings. But the storm system seemed to weaken as it moved off to the east toward Shelbyville and Lexington.