More out-of-town utility workers head to Louisville to help restore power - WDRB 41 Louisville News

More out-of-town utility workers head to Louisville to help restore power

It's the fourth day without power.   LG&E has 1200 people working right now to repair downed lines, snapped poles, and blown circuits.

The company says 159,000 people in the Louisville area are still in the dark.  And 10,000 Kentucky Utilities customers are without power.  In southern Indiana, more than 51,000 people are still without electricity.

More out-of-town utility workers are headed to Louisville to help get the power back on.  100 additional workers from Nashville were to arrive Wednesday.

The staging area is at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park in eastern Jefferson County.  Crews are here from Florida, Pennsylvania, Kansas, and northern Indiana.

With hotels sold-out for Ryder Cup, some crews have decided to pitch their tents next to their trucks.

At the height of the storm, LG&E says 300,000 people didn't have power.  And more than 6,000 power lines were down.

Chris Whelan of E.on U.S. says part of the problem is that Hurricane Ike hit everywhere in this region, which means crews are being pulled in all along its path.  It also means crews from farther away than usual are being brought in to help here.

LG&E is still saying it'll take 10 to 14 days to get all power restored.

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