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.
525,000 without power across Kentucky; governor asks for help
a federal emergency disaster declaration to deal with widespread power
outages and cleanup from a powerful winter storm that hammered Kentucky
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.
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.
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.
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.
as always holler if you find any more utility power outage maps.