Several Kentucky counties dealing with power outages

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

PENDLETON COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Several Kentucky communities are dealing with power outages. A heavy wet snow that fell on Friday night and into Saturday morning knocked out power in some areas.

Pendleton County seemed to be one of the hardest hit areas. At one point, the entire town of Falmouth was without electricity. As of Saturday night, that number was down to 2,000. Pendleton County High School is being used as a shelter.

"We had families without power come in. About 26 people. They started leaving around 7:15," said Mary McDowell with Pendleton County Red Cross.

"It's open so if some of families out in the county without (power) can come in and get warm."

Emergency management officials tell WKYT three of the five electric companies serving Pendleton County are still without power.

Red Cross officials say the last time they opened up a shelter at the high school was for the 1997 flood. The shelter will stay open throughout the night.

More than 2,000 customers with Blue Grass Energy in Harrison County are also without power. Officials tell WKYT some customers won't have power until Sunday afternoon.

The situation is similar in Scott County where hundreds are in the dark. Blue Grass Energy will have updates on the progress to get power restored on the company website.

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