January 30, 2013

Thousands of Power Outages in Kentucky

The powerful winds sweeping across Kentucky in the early hours of Wednesday resulted in almost 9,000 power outages across the state, with approximately 6,200 of them in the south-central Kentucky counties of Hart and Barren.

Winds in some areas surpassed 60 mph, reaching as high as 67 mph at one time.

Other areas hit hardest by the winds and sustaining damage and outages were located in eastern Kentucky.

According to Kentucky Utilities and LG&E, there were about 500 power outages around the state.
A cold front is now following the severe weather, with temperatures Wednesday night expected to dip to 28°F, plummeting to as low as about 15°F on Thursday evening and Friday in the early morning hours. The coldest of the weather could linger until Saturday.

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