Thousands still without power after snowstorm

By: Katie Roach Email
By: Katie Roach Email

Thousands of people are still in the dark after Sunday's winter storm.

Around 30,000 eastern Kentuckians are without power, but that number is beginning to drop.

Crews have been working since Sunday night to try and restore that power, but Kentucky Power officials say it could be up to a week before everyone has it again.

One local college had to cancel classes Monday because of the power outage, and they are now they are trying to keep their students warm and fed.

Students at Alice Lloyd College are enjoying a rare snow day, but only because the power is out.

Dean of Students Scott Cornett says the college lost power around 8:30 Sunday night, and now they are relying on generators for heat and to keep the kitchen running.

Crews are currently working to restore power not only at ALC, but all across eastern Kentucky.

"We are working as quickly and efficiently and safely as we can," said Mike Lasslo with Kentucky Power's Hazard District.

He says each day power will be restored to different areas, but it could be Sunday before everyone in the Hazard District is put back online.

"Hopefully they will get us up and running as soon as possible, so we can get up and running," said Cornett.

Cornett hopes power will be restored before Tuesday so classes can resume.

For the most recent power outage information, you can go to https://kentuckypower.com/outages/.


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