TOSSED BY WIND: Metal temporary fencing placed at Madison’s Bicentennial Park ahead of December’s  “Wonderland in the Park” holiday event was tipped over and tossed by the high winds that also damaged trees and knocked out power. The wind disrupted service to the Jefferson County 9-1-1 central dispatch and calls were routed through other counties. (Madison Courier staff photo by Mark Campbell)
TOSSED BY WIND: Metal temporary fencing placed at Madison’s Bicentennial Park ahead of December’s “Wonderland in the Park” holiday event was tipped over and tossed by the high winds that also damaged trees and knocked out power. The wind disrupted service to the Jefferson County 9-1-1 central dispatch and calls were routed through other counties. (Madison Courier staff photo by Mark Campbell)
After strong winds knocked out trees and power lines for several hours Wednesday, the area appears to be returning to normal.

Winds cutting across the Midwest left more than 100 Duke Energy customers in Jefferson County and thousands more throughout the state without power for several hours.

Phone and internet service was also interrupted in many places, including at the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Courthouse, which resulted in 9-1-1 calls being routed through other counties. The 9-1-1 service continued throughout — just by a different route.

Most power outages in the county were fixed by midday or evening Wednesday. Duke’s outage map showed no lingering outages in the county as of 1 p.m. Friday.

One outage was reported in Ghent, Kentucky, but has been fixed, according to LG&E’s outage map. No other outages appeared in the Courierarea.

Jefferson County Chief Deputy Josh Taylor said sheriff’s officers did not have to respond to downed lines and trees during the Thanksgiving holiday.

Conditions will be rainy throughout the weekend with a chance of snow, fast winds and temperatures in the 40s. The National Weather Service shows a 100% chance of rain Saturday, followed by a 50% chance of rain Sunday and a 60% chance of precipitation Sunday night, which may include snow. Wind gusts could be as high as 30 mph Saturday and Sunday. Snow could continue into Monday morning until 11 a.m. before a slight chance of rain from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The rest of next week looks mostly mild, with some cloudiness and temperatures in the mid- 40s.