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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 05:52 PM
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No end to Kentucky power outage in sight, governor says
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Source: CNN

(CNN) -- More than half a million Kentuckians remain without power three days after a devastating ice storm hit the state, and it was unclear when power would be fully restored throughout the state, the governor said.

About 545,000 people were without electricity, down from earlier figures of 700,000, Gov. Steve Beshear said.

"It's going to take some time to dig our way out of this," Beshear told CNN.

About 200,000 people were without working water systems, Beshear said, and the state was delivering water to them.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/weather/01/31/winter.weather...





Tree branches in Verona, Kentucky, are covered with a thick coat of ice, iReporter Tim Jensen shows.
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