Kentucky power outage map, Jan 28 2009, 4pm

As found on the LG&E storm info page

Dated 1/28/2009, 4pm; the image itself does not have any watermarks, copyrights, or other credits, so any conclusions you draw will be your own.  It does clearly show the extent of the storm, though I don't know if the no-damage areas are outside of this power company's service area or if they are really undamaged.

More Kentucky storm info news: / Lexington Herald-Leader:

525,000 without power across Kentucky; governor asks for help

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has asked the Obama administration for
a federal emergency disaster declaration to deal with widespread power
outages and cleanup from a powerful winter storm that hammered Kentucky
this week.

The state, along with 68 counties and 36 cities, were
operating under states of emergency as ice continued to drag down power
lines and branches clogged roadways.

E.ON storm update 9pm Weds

Ice Storm Update – updated 9 p.m., January 28

A significant winter storm is currently affecting our service area.

As of 9 p.m., 100,000 LG&E customers are without power. KU has 175,000 customers without power throughout the state.

  • Overall, 5,800 wires are down, up about a thousand more than what were down as a result of the September 2008 wind storm.
  • We
    are pulling resources from the southern states of Georgia (1,100
    workers), Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina, as well as some
    from Michigan to assist with the restoration.
  • Estimating 7 to 10 days before full restoration will occur in LG&E's service area.
  • Statewide, full restoration may take up to two weeks.
  • The
    potential exists for additional outages as the weight of snow and ice
    can be enough to snap or bend tree limbs, causing them to bring down
    power lines disrupting electrical service. In severe ice storms, the
    weight of large accumulations of ice on power lines themselves can
    cause the lines to fall without the involvement of trees.

Fox 19 Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky:  phone numbers to call utilities in the area

as always holler if you find any more utility power outage maps.

5 thoughts on “Kentucky power outage map, Jan 28 2009, 4pm

  1. Edward Vielmetti
    Ice Storm Update
    (Updated 6 a.m., Sunday, Feb. 1 — Restoration Day 4)
    Service area outages by county
    thumbnail of outage map; click for larger view
    as of 6 a.m., Feb. 1
    (PDF, 254k)
    LG&E outages by zip code
    thumbnail of outage map; click for larger view
    as of 6 a.m., Feb. 1
    (PDF, 257k)
    Fayette County area
    outages by zip code
    thumbnail of outage map; click for larger view
    as of 6 a.m., Feb. 1
    (PDF, 166k)
    On January 28, 2009, a significant winter storm (ice and snow) passed through Kentucky causing widespread outages. After an extensive assessment, the companies are in full restoration mode and are working to restore service to all affected customers.
    As of 6 a.m., 95,000 LG&E customers are without power, down from 122,000 at the last update. KU has 110,000 customers without power throughout the state, down from 122,000 at the last update.

  2. Edward Vielmetti

    Story on NPR’s Day by Day:
    Day to Day, February 2, 2009 · A winter snow storm has caused the worst power outage in Kentucky’s history. More than half the counties declared emergencies last week. Hundreds are seeking shelter in local high schools, and the state’s entire National Guard is moving in to help the recovery effort. Madeleine Brand talks with Erin Embry, City Clerk Treasurer for Leitchfield, Ky., about how the storm is impacting her small town.


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