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Powerful storm downs trees and power lines across Louisville metro

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A strong storm moved through the Louisville area Saturday, causing a spike in emergency calls and leaving downed power lines and trees in its wake.

MetroSafe reported they received a total of 141 fire calls – 94 suburban and 47 urban – between the hours of 10 p.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. A week earlier, they received just over 20 calls in the same time period.

[SLIDESHOW: Rounds of storms bring damaging winds, lightning, hail]

They also reported 27 non-injury accidents and 9 stranded motorists, both about triple the numbers from the previous week.

MetroSafe received 19 calls about fallen trees and 24 about downed wires.

Cleanup in the metro continues Sunday, even though the skies have been clear for most of the day. LG&E reports about 1,000 residents are still without power in Jefferson County as of 6 p.m.

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