Power restoration efforts continue across the region, with progress reported in some counties and setbacks in others.
Freezing rain Sunday and Monday resulted in widespread power outages, as trees buckled under the weight of ice, ripping down power lines as they fell.
By early Wednesday evening, 24,000 homes and businesses were still without power across the Mountain Top News coverage area. That’s down from more than 42,000 on Tuesday.
Lawrence County remains the hardest hit county, with 99 percent of all homes and businesses without power. Of the 8,320 customers in that county with either Kentucky Power or Big Sandy RECC, only 103 had power at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
All eyes were on another winter weather system moving into the area Wednesday night, with the potential to drop half a foot of wet snow and more freezing rain.
- Breathitt County, 746 of 5,119
- Floyd County, 588 of 14,748
- Johnson County, 1,961 of 7,060
- Knott County, 136 of 7,744
- Lawrence County, 7,678 of 7,678
- Leslie County, 357 of 5,249
- Letcher County, <5 of 11,146
- Magoffin County, 1,668 of 3,030
- Martin County, 815 of 4,661
- Perry County, 1,036 of 14,553
- Pike County, 12 of 32,261
Big Sandy RECC
- Breathitt County, 11 of 13
- Floyd County, 1,100 of 6,436
- Johnson County, 3,100 of 6,069
- Knott County, 158 of 369
- Lawrence County, 540 of 643
- Martin County, 554 of 936
Licking Valley RECC
- Breathitt County, 279 outages
- Magoffin County, 3,094 outages
- Buchanan County, Va., <5 of 12,489
- Dickenson County, Va., 5 of 8,618
- Wise County, Va., 0 of 3,232
- Logan County, W.Va., 63 of 17,666
- Mingo County, W.Va., 229 of 13,655
You can find updated outage information on the following websites:
- Kentucky Power — http://outagemap.kentuckypower.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html
- Big Sandy RECC — http://outagemap.bigsandyrecc.com/
- Appalachian Power — http://outagemap.appalachianpower.com.s3.amazonaws.com/external/default.html
- Licking Valley RECC — https://ebill.lvrecc.com/maps/OutageWebMap/.