LG&E

Thousands of LG&E customers in Louisville are without power following severe weather late this morning.

According to LG&E’s outage map, about 1,400 Louisville homes and business have no power. Fewer than 1,000 homes and businesses in Indiana are without power.

LG&E plans to have power restored to most customers tonight, with the final few homes coming online tomorrow morning.

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