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Crews Work To Restore Power After Weekend Storms

Posted at 7:18 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 07:22:25-05

(LEX 18) — More than 3,000 customers across Kentucky remained without power Monday morning after strong storms brought winds and flooding that knocked out service.

At one point, more than 9,000 customers were affected by outages.

Crews working to restore power had to contend with mudslides, rock slides, flooding and gusty winds as they worked. Some areas were only accessible by boat, officials said.

Officials tell LEX 18 that customers served by the Hazard and Pikeville districts should see their power restored later Monday.

Some outages in the Ashland area could remain until late Tuesday as crews work to replace several broke poles.

Outages in more remote areas could take even longer before they are addressed.