Power crews make headway on outages

Power is slowly being restored around the region, after the lights went out for more than 42,000 customers across the Mountain Top News coverage area on Tuesday. Fewer than 14,000 outages remained throughout Central Appalachia as of Friday morning.

Lawrence County remains the hardest-hit county, with more than 5,600 customers still without power. However, that is an improvement from Tuesday and Wednesday, when more than 8,200 of the county’s 8,300 power customers were without power.

Neighboring Johnson and Magoffin counties also have significant numbers of outages, at 3,200 and 2,500, respectively.

Outages as of 10 a.m. Friday include:

Kentucky Power

  • Breathitt County, 226 of 5,119
  • Floyd County, 97 of 14,748
  • Johnson County, 666 of 7,060
  • Knott County, 38 of 7,744
  • Lawrence County, 5,200 of 7,678
  • Leslie County, 149 of 5,249
  • Letcher County, <5 of 11,146
  • Magoffin County, 1,534 of 3,030
  • Martin County, 347 of 4,661
  • Perry County, 352 of 14,553
  • Pike County, <5 of 32,261

Big Sandy RECC

  • Breathitt County, 11 of 13
  • Floyd County, 699 of 6,436
  • Johnson County, 2,600 of 6,069
  • Knott County, 158 of 369
  • Lawrence County, 440 of 643
  • Martin County, 13 of 936

Licking Valley RECC

  • Breathitt County, 232 outages
  • Magoffin County, 965 outages

Appalachian Power

  • Buchanan County, Va., <5 of 12,489
  • Dickenson County, Va., 0 of 8,618
  • Wise County, Va., 0 of 3,232
  • Logan County, W.Va., 36 of 17,666
  • Mingo County, W.Va., 61 of 13,655

More info

You can find updated outage information on the following websites: