More Workers Join Power Restoration Effort

by Rick Howlett on September 18, 2008

Louisville Gas and Electric Company says it has nearly 1,900 people working to restore power to homes and businesses left without service in Sunday’s windstorm. It’s the largest power restoration effort in company history.

As of late Thursday afternoon, about 121,000 customers in LG and E’s service area were without power, down from more than 300,000 at the height of the outage.

Spokesperson Chip Keeling says it still could be well over a week from now before all customers are back on line.

“That’s even on top of the fact that we’ve uncovered additional wiredowns, a lot of poles still broken, a number of poles still broken,  both of those numbers have escalated, ” Keeling said.    “We’re still going to hold to 10 to 14 days (from last Sunday)”

Meanwhile, Jefferson County Public Schools officials say they’re still hoping to resume classes Monday.   More than 100 schools across the district were left without power by the storm.

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