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.
Just days after utility crews restored service to hundreds of thousands of people left in the dark by the ice storm, wind gusts and thunderstorms have struck the region, causing more outages. As of 9:00pm Wednesday, some 37,000 LG and E customers were without electricity and 44,000 Kentucky Utilities customers had no service. Duke Energy reported… Continue reading High Winds Leave Thousands In The Dark
Louisville Metro Councilman Dan Johnson says it’s taking too long for Public Works crews to clean up debris from the September windstorm. The councilman wants the city to hire contractors to speed up the process, despite a tight city budget. Once all the trees that were blocking roads were cleaned up, the Public Works Department… Continue reading Councilman Says Debris Clean-Up Taking Too Long
LG&E says power has been restored to all its customers who lost electricity in September 14th windstorm. The company returned to normal operations today, but spokesperson Chip Keeling says crews continue clean-up work. “This will be work with customers that have their own masthead damage, the pole that’s on the side of their house, that… Continue reading LG&E Says Power Restored to Everyone
The Kentucky Public Service Commission will conduct a review of the way Louisville Gas and Electric and other utility companies handled recovery of the largest power outage in state history. Statewide, more than half a million people were left without electricity following the September 14 windstorm. PSC spokesperson Andrew Melnykovych says it’s basic procedure to… Continue reading PSC To Review Utilities' Response, LG&E To Pass On Storm Costs
Last week’s windstorm has cost the city of Louisville more than two-million dollars so far. And LG&E crews are still out in force, trying to restore power to about 15-thousand customers. LG&E vice-president Chris Hermann says power has been restored to 95-percent of those who lost service, and the remainder should be returned by mid-week.… Continue reading Windstorm Has Cost Louisville More Than $2 Million, So Far
A round up of the latest windstorm updates, including the calling up of National Guard troops for Louisville, expected power outages, school closings, and more.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company crews continue working to restore power to the more than 200,000 customers left without service following Sunday’s windstorm. Wind gusts in excess of 70 miles per hour brought down numerous trees and tree limbs across the region, and hundreds of power lines. LG and E Vice-President Chris Herman says it… Continue reading Windstorm Leaves Widespread Damage, Outages