Regional
4:15 pm
Fri July 16, 2004

Thousands Still Without Electric Power

Louisville, KY – Thousands of people in the Louisville area are still
waiting for the lights to come back on after Tuesday's
severe thunderstorms. Winds reaching eighty miles
per hour caused damage to thousands of trees
across the state, and those trees damaged power
lines in numerous areas. In addition to Louisville,
several rural areas in the state are still without
power. About 250 residential customers in Warren
County still don't have power. Some customers in the
Nolin Lake area also have been without power since
Tuesday night.

Officials say the work crews in Louisville will be busy
through Sunday night, trying to repair the damaged
lines. A spokesman for Louisville Gas and Electric
says about 34 thousand customers were still without
power Friday morning.