Power still out in some areas

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

At least 10,000 people are still without power as crews work to restore electricity to as many people as they can as quickly as possible.

Even more crews arrived from out of state on Tuesday to help with the efforts.

The number of people without service is dropping, but it is a complicated process that takes time.

Many people like Fred Pennington have not had power since Sunday night.

"Gotta be prepared with gas and fuel for your propane heaters and your generators and stuff," said Pennington who lives in the Big Willard area of Perry County.

A power crew from Indiana was repairing some broken power lines in his area on Tuesday.

"It's not just flipping a switch. First we go to the biggest pockets of people where we can get the most amount of people on," said Freddy Hogle who is a line supervisor out of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

To fix the power, crews climb poles, put wires back up and hang transformers.

They work as quickly as possible, keeping safety in mind first.

Kentucky Power says a majority of people should have power by Friday, but it could be later in the weekend before everyone has power again.

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