More Than 2,300 Crews Working On Power Restoration

by Gabe Bullard on January 30, 2009

Photo By Andrew PaulinLouisville Gas and Electric has not changed its timeline for restoring power to the area. Friday is day two of what company officials say will be a seven to ten day operation.

As of Friday morning, 172,000 households were without power. Roughly 2,300 utility workers are on the job, many of them from outside the state.

LG&E spokesperson Chip Keeling says the company is providing the workers with food and has offered them places to sleep.

“There’s a good majority of them that are in hotels,” he says. “Some of them love to just stay with their truck and sleep in their truck. They’re used to it. They work this way and provide mutual assistance throughout the whole midwest and south.”

The crews are working sixteen hour shifts. Keeling says additional workers have been requested and could arrive in the area soon.

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