Power outages reported across the region

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Published: Jun. 17, 2022 at 1:13 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2022 at 7:27 PM EDT
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HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - (WYMT) - Strong to severe thunderstorms rolled across the mountains on Friday, leaving thousands of people in the dark.

“Some will be restored this evening, a lot will be restored tomorrow on Saturday, but there will be some lingering outages, all the way through the weekend, into Monday and, hopefully not on Tuesday.” Said Cindy Wiseman, Kentucky Power Spokesperson.

Wiseman says Kentucky Power will have a clearer idea of a timeline for recovery efforts tomorrow morning.

“Luck was on our side because as these other states were wrapping up their restoration, even as far as like Indiana, Michigan, Pennsylvania, some of those areas, the crews were being released today So they’re now re-routing and on their way to help us and we expect them to roll into town tomorrow morning.” She said.

Prestonsburg was one of many Eastern Kentucky Cities hit hard by outages from fallen limbs.

“Our fire department, our police department, our public works, our parks department, they were all out just finding areas to clear up some of the main thoroughfares.” Said Prestonsburg Mayor, Les Stapleton.

Stapleton said roughly 1,500 residents could have been without power in Prestonsburg Friday afternoon.

Here is a list of outages as of 9:45 p.m. Friday:

Kentucky Power:

Breathitt: 39

Boyd: 539

Elliott: 10

Floyd: 1,475

Johnson: 1,503

Knott: 455

Lawrence: 786

Leslie: 78

Letcher: 329

Magoffin: 184

Martin: 3,389

Morgan: 12

Perry: 18

Pike: 4,637

Rowan: 1,149

Total: 14,603

Kentucky Utilities/Old Dominion Power:

Bell: 679

Clay: 44

Harlan: 1,294

Knox: 1,397

Laurel: 911

Rowan: 205

Dickenson, VA: 98

Lee, VA: 2,242

Wise, VA: 1,580

Total: 8,450

Big Sandy RECC:

Floyd: 928

Johnson: 1,900

Knott: 11

Lawrence: 479

Martin: 275

Morgan: 21

Total: 3,614

Jackson Energy:

Clay: 106

Laurel: 212

Rockcastle: 15

Total: 333

Licking Valley RECC:

Magoffin: 195

Morgan: 303

Total: 498

Cumberland Valley RECC:

Harlan: 420

Knox: 93

Laurel: 119

Leslie: 17

Letcher: 246

Total: 895

South Kentucky RECC:

Pulaski: 140

Total: 140

To keep track of power outages, you can go to these links:

Jackson Energy

Big Sandy RECC

Kentucky Power

Licking Valley RECC

Kentucky Utilities

Cumberland Valley RECC

South Kentucky RECC

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