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Power outages continue after Sandy dumps snow on eastern Kentucky

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Snow from Sandy has stopped falling in Kentucky, but plenty of people are still dealing with the mess it left behind.

Heavy, wet snow snapped trees and power lines.

More than 3,000 Kentucky Power customers remain in the dark. Most of them are in Letcher and Pike counties.

More than one foot of snow fell in some of the highest elevations.

Many people are still surprised to have snow on Halloween.

"Really just how quick it came," says John Wright. "I mean it was 80 degrees last week and now there's snow. Five minutes up the road there was six, eight, ten inches."

In rural parts of eastern Kentucky, we're told it could be Thursday before electricity can be restored.


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