Wednesday, January 28, 2009

75,000 without power in Louisville

The ice storm that hit Louisville has knocked out power to 75,000 homes.
Louisville Gas & Electric crews were out this morning assessing damage from the ice storm that struck Kentucky and Southern Indiana overnight.

So far, they reported just over 900 power lines down throughout the metro area, leaving more than 75,000 people without power.

Chris Hermann, spokesman for E.On U.S., the parent company of LG&E and Kentucky Utilities, said 200,000 of its customers across the state were without power.

But Hermann said he expects that number to grow as the morning goes on and the storm continues to track across Central Kentucky.
Metro Parks are asking that you not go sledding because the ice on the trees pose a risk.
Metro Parks is asking people not to go to parks to sled today because trees and limbs laden with ice are continuing to fall and making conditions dangerous.

Several of the area parks are typically used as sanctioned sledding areas, including Cherokee and Seneca, but officials said today’s conditions make it too treacherous.
Please be safe out there.

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