Heavy thunderstorms left Inter-County Energy and Kentucky Utilities customers in multiple counties without power Tuesday, and another round of outages hit Danville and Garrard County this morning.
An estimated 140 KU customers lost power from about 5:30-8:30 a.m. today. KU spokesman Cliff Feltham said KU has not determined the exact cause of the outage, but it could have been lingering effects of Tuesday's storms. Storms sometimes may not knock out power but do enough damage that fuses blow more easily later. The Danville outage today may be the first of several that could occur over the next few days, he said.
Inter-County Energy spokeswoman Sheree Gilliam said up to 15 customers in the Woodrum Ridge area of Garrard County lost power about 5 a.m. today. The outage was caused when a pair of lines across a river went down. Morning storms may have been the cause, Gilliam said.
On Tuesday, 2,500 Inter-County customers and fewer than 250 KU customers in Boyle, Casey, Garrard, Lincoln and Mercer counties were without power at the peak of the storm's damage. All customers who lost power on Tuesday have now had it restored.