Hundreds Lose Power Due To Snow

By: Angela Sparkman Email
By: Angela Sparkman Email

The snow caused hundreds to lose power overnight and Friday morning.

Crews spent the day repairing power lines to 700 customers in Pike, Floyd, Letcher and Perry Counties.

Some struggled to stay warm waiting for the heat to come back on.

James Mullins woke up to no power and no heat.

Kentucky Power workers say the several inches of snow and ice were too heavy for the trees, causing them to fall on the lines here on Williams Hollow Road and many other places across Eastern Kentucky.

“The weight of the snow on the lines taking them down. Last night it just kept coming down,” Bill Campbell said.

Power company officials say downed trees knocked out power to 700 customers in Pike, Floyd, Letcher, and Perry Counties, leaving people like Mullins and his wife struggling to stay warm for hours while crews fixed the lines.

“We got an extra blanket to put on the bed to keep warm. I'm telling you, it was cold. It changed the whole day around, that's for sure. We've got no way of cooking anything, no heat or nothing,” James Mullins said.

Crews worked non-stop cutting down trees, removing branches, and repairing all the power lines.

Crews believe they have most of the power restored in Eastern Kentucky.

Mullins says he likes the snow, but he is glad to be warm indoors again.

Local emergency officials report no major problems from the power outages.

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  • by Bill on Dec 14, 2008 at 05:27 AM
    No wonder =when was the last time, they cut the brush from under these lines.The trees are growing around the lines, and every time the wind blows, we lose power.. Yet we pay more, and more for power.
  • by Gail on Dec 12, 2008 at 09:41 PM
    this power outage has caused some meth labs to shut down temporarily....
  • by Rachel Location: Jackson Co. on Dec 12, 2008 at 07:02 PM
    We were out of power two different times last night. Once for about 2 hours and then the second time for about 4 hours. We bundled the kids up and ourselves and tried to sleep.


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