PSC: 2nd Largest Power Outage In State History

Here's some discouraging news for those without power across the state.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission expects it could take several days before power is restored because the outages are so massive.

As of Wednesday morning, more than 473,000 customers were in the dark statewide. That number did not include rural electric cooperatives within the TVA or any municipal utilities.

That makes this the second largest outage in state history. It is second only to September of 2008 when the remnants of Hurricane Ike swept across the state. That incident left 600,000 people in the dark.

Power restoration could take into next week, according to the PSC.

The PSC is encouraging customers to check electric connections and meters for damage because they can pose a fire risk once power is restored.

The PSC also reminds people not to remove branches that have fallen across power lines. Call your utility company to deal with that problem.


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