Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday morning power outage update

Here's the numbers as of Friday morning:
Power outage numbers are slowly declining around the state, according to Andrew Melnykovych, a spokesman for the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

He said the total number of outages across the commonwealth as of 9 a.m. was 547,000, down from 607,000 yesterday. The outages include 172,000 in the area served by LG&E, including Jefferson County.

“There are signs of progress out there,” he said.

Local and state officials are predicting that total restoration could take up to 10 days.

Other metro area county outage totals include: Oldham, 9,500; Bullitt, 9,700; Nelson, 4,839; and Spencer, 1,355.

Shelby Energy which serves Shelby, Henry and Trimble counties reported about 2,300 customers without power, he said. The Meade County Co-op had about 8,500 still out.

Kentucky Power which serves counties in Eastern Kentucky said it is working to restore power to about 22,000 customers yesterday, the company said in a press release. They are estimating power will be fully restored by Wednesday.

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