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Floyd County Clean Up

By: Matt Barbour Email
By: Matt Barbour Email

The winter mess is proving to be a challenge for many clean up and power crews in Floyd County. Workers are still tackling downed trees and power lines.

Sam Hager still can not believe the number of trees down on his street.

“All night long we hear trees crashing, and just a big roar, sometimes it sounded like a gun went off,” said Hager.

Now he is trapped until workers can clear the road.

“We didn't think it was going to get this bad, so we stayed you know. I kind of wish that we left last night now, because we can't get out until we get these trees out of the way,” said Hager.

County clean up crews made their rounds, cleaning up one road at a time.

“Don't get around these areas until we've got a chance to clear them because not only for the trees but for power lines, very, very important,” said Floyd County Judge Executive Doc Marshall.

He says the ice storm took its toll.

“It actually just snapped the trees out as you can see in the background here, the trees couldn't stand the weight,” said Marshall.

“I've talked to all of my neighbors that live around here 20 years, they say they've never seen anything like it. Just yesterday, constantly, every five minutes it seemed like you could just hear a tree cracking and falling,” said Michael Brown.

All the downed trees kept power crews busy as well.

“I mean you've got trees, ice on, breaking poles broke, we have numerous poles broke, we have numerous wires down, several thousand customers out of power,” said Stephen Ray with Kentucky Power.

He says they'll continue to brave the elements until the job is done.


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