Thousands Still Without Power In Kentucky As Cleanup Continues

While progress is being made, thousands across Kentucky are still without power.

Several have been without power for four days now - about 159,000 homes and businesses in the Louisville area - as crews continue to repair damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ike.

At the peak after Sunday’s windstorm, there were just over 300,000 customers are without power.

There are still thousands in northern Kentucky without power as well.

Folks are also trying to cleanup out in the western part of the state. Officials in Owensboro say there was heavy damage in their city and power outages from Sunday’s storm.

Daviess County officials say it could be Friday before all power is restored. Shelters are in place in Owensboro and the neighboring city of Evansville, Indiana for those forced out of their homes due to the storm.

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