Gov. Lt. Gov., tour eastern Ky. after winter storm

Gov. Lt. Gov., tour eastern Ky. after winter storm

Gov. Lt. Gov., tour eastern Ky. after winter storm

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Associated Press

Posted on December 21, 2009 at 8:34 AM

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky National Guard Brigadier Gen. John Hetzel says about 87,000 homes were without power in eastern Kentucky after a snow storm blew through the area.

Hetzel expects about power to be restored to half the impacted area by Wednesday, with the rest done by Sunday.

The Kentucky Public Service Commission listed power outages in 26 counties, primarily in eastern Kentucky. The central and western parts of the state were spared the worst of the snowstorm.

Kentucky Lt. Gov. Dan Mongiardo told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Sunday that the state is trying to make sure "people have the essentials" — drinking water and a warm place while power is restored.

Heavy snow fell on trees, knocking them on to power lines, knocking out electricity to some areas in the eastern part of the state, including parts of the Appalachians.

The storm dropped record amounts of snow along the east coast on Saturday, including 24 inches in Medford, N.J., a suburb of Philadelphia.

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