Power outages reported across the region
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 Utilities/Old Dominion Power:
Dickenson, VA: 98
Lee, VA: 2,242
Wise, VA: 1,580
Big Sandy RECC:
Licking Valley RECC:
Cumberland Valley RECC:
South Kentucky RECC:
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