Storm Debris Drop-Off Sites Now Open

by Laura Ellis on September 16, 2008

Louisville Metro officials say the city is making progress toward restoring electrical service to the numerous homes and businesses left without power during Sunday’s windstorm.

As of 10am today (Tuesday), 189,000 Louisville Gas and Electric Company customers were still without service, down from more than 300,000 at the height of the outage.

Officials say there are no plans to open special shelters in the Louisville area at this point. Local Red Cross Director Brian Quail says shelters set up in other areas of the state are empty.

“The Red Cross at 510 East Chestnut still has its site open. We’re open 24/7, so if people have a need, they can come to 150 East Chestnut and see us, but at this particular point in time throughout the state of Kentucky, the population is at zero for shelters,” Quail said.

Mayor Jerry Abramson also announced that the ten drop-off sites are now open for homowners to dump storm debris.

They are:

Hubbards Lane Public Works Facility, 595 Hubbards Lane
Meriwether Public Works Facility, 600 Meriwether Avenue
Southwest Government Center, 7219 Dixie Highway
Newburg Public Works Facility, 3528 Newburg Road
Shawnee Park, 4501 West Broadway
Highview Park, 7201 Outer Loop
Vettiner Park, 5550 Charlie Vettiner Park Road
McNeeley Park, 10500 Cedar Creek Road
Cox Park, 3730 River Road
Sun Valley Park, 6616 Ashby Lane

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