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Crews Still Monitoring Road Conditions

by Rick Howlett on December 16, 2010

By Sheila Ash

State and local transportation crews are keeping an eye on road conditions in Jefferson and surrounding counties.

A winter storm moved through early Thursday, dumping a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on the region.

Andrea Clifford with the Kentucky Department of Transportation says road conditions improved as temperatures rose, but sections can refreeze.

“We have crews you know that are still you know at the facilities now. They’re monitoring they can go out and spot treat as necessary and they are kind of watching those bridge decks, elevated areas,” she said.

Ice accumulations were up to half inch in some areas.

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City To Get More Than $3.2 Million For Ice Storm Cleanup

by Rick Howlett August 31, 2010

FEMA refused the city’s initial claims, noting that Louisville’s debris removal costs were higher than other communities throughout the state that also suffered damage.

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Ice Storm Anniversary Marked

by Rick Howlett January 27, 2010

(Thanks to Lisa Autry, Kentucky Public Radio/WKYU, Bowling Green) This week marks the one year anniversary of one of Kentucky’s worst weather disasters. An ice storm that moved through the commonwealth January 27 and 28, 2009 left more than 750,000 homes and businesses without electricity. Tens of thousands more were without service in southern Indiana. […]

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Kentucky Power Hoping To Recoup From Ice Storm

by Gabe Bullard December 22, 2009

A third utility in Kentucky is serving notice of its intent to try to recoup clean-up costs associated with last January’s debilitating ice storm.

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What Did We Learn from the Ice Storm?

by rfisher December 9, 2009

Wind, rain, snow – nope we’re not talking about today’s forecast but the windstorm of September 2008 and the ice storm of January 2009.

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Utilities Have Three Months To Respond To PSC Storm Report

by Rick Howlett November 19, 2009

Officials with Louisville-based utility E.ON U.S. say they’re eager to evaluate the recommendations included in a report from the Kentucky Public Service Commission on last September’s windstorm and January’s ice storm.

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PSC Prepares Disaster Report

by Gabe Bullard November 18, 2009

The Kentucky Public Service Commission is preparing to release a comprehensive review of utility company responses to two natural disasters that recently struck the state.

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E.ON U.S. Looking At Ways To "Harden" System

by Rick Howlett October 12, 2009

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio/WEKU, Richmond The parent firm of Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities has asked for some guidance from the Kentucky Public Service Commission on ways to lessen the likelihood of future power outages. The request from E.ON U.S. comes after January’s massive ice storm that caused widespread outages. […]

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LG and E, KU: Ike And Ice Costs Total $134 Million

by Rick Howlett September 30, 2009

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Two major power utilities in Kentucky are establishing separate accounts to recoup damage costs associated with last January’s debilitating ice storm.     Fifty-one percent of LG&E’s customers, mostly in Jefferson County, lost power during the ice storm.  Forty-percent of Kentucky Utilities’ customers were impacted, but damage to KU’s system was more severe, since most […]

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PSC Seeking Ice Storm Information

by Gabe Bullard June 10, 2009

The Kentucky Public Service Commission says it’s looking for ways to improve the commonwealth’s power infrastructure.

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