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Johnson County Fiscal Court: Power outages drop to less than 20%

A tree falls on the road in Johnson County following an ice storm Monday night into Tuesday...
A tree falls on the road in Johnson County following an ice storm Monday night into Tuesday morning.(WYMT)
Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 9:05 PM EST
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JOHNSON COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On February 15, 76% of people in Johnson County did not have power due to recent winter storms.

On Sunday, those outages dipped below 20% according to a news release posted on the Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management Facebook page.

Officials said the Emergency Shelter at the Paintsville Recreation Center closed at 4:00 p.m. Sunday due to no one needing power.

Johnson County Fiscal Court February 21, 2021, 8:30 p.m. Press Release: Utility crews continue to work diligently...

Posted by Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management on Sunday, February 21, 2021

If you do not have power and need shelter, you can call 606-789-4221 for assistance.

Officials added the National Guard continues to help emergency management officials with transportation and welfare checks. If you need assistance from emergency management, you can call 606-789-2576.

You can read more information below:

As of this morning, the Emergency Shelter at the Recreation Center has closed as there were no shelter residents with...

Posted by Paintsville/Johnson County Emergency Management on Sunday, February 21, 2021

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