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Some LG&E customers will wait two weeks to have power

Some LG&E customers will have to wait two weeks to get their power restored following Sunday's devastating wind storm.

LG&E says it is still assesssing the damage and it's worse then originally thought.

Many businesses along Shelbyville Road and many other major streets closed -- no power.  Traffic at major intersections backed up, due to stoplights with no power.  And 24 hours aftter the storm, another major roadway was still closed -- Taylorsville Road about a block east of Bardstown Road.

The mayor calls it a crisis situation, and the danger is not over yet because of so many downed power lines.

The numbers are staggering -- 550,000 people across the state without power, 301,000 customers of LG&E.

Adding to the problem -- 130 broken poles in Louisville, 3,000 wires down, 100 schools with no electricity.

One problem for LG&E is that it won't be getting any help from other areas of the country because Ike caused damage in so many parts of the United States.  Extra crews are not available.

250 contractors LG&E sent to the Gulf Coast before the storm hit here will returns to Louisville Tuesday to help restore power here.

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