Fischer holds news conference after latest round of winter weather

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 5, 2014 at 1:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 5 at 3:39 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky.(WHAS11) -- Downed tree limbs came crashing down throughout the night and early morning hours because of icy conditions.

It caused power lines to snap and that let to power outages across parts of Louisville.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said the city has eaten through its salt and over-time budget; however, he says the city is in good shape financially.

LG&E/KU said there are still about 15,000 people without power; at the height of the storm more than 30,000 people were without power.

LG&E said they hope to have all power restored by Thursday evening, Feb. 6, and all hands are on deck. An additional 250 workers are being brought in to help restore power, according to LG&E.

Greg Hicks, with the Louisville snow team, said there is 20,000 tons of salt on reserve locally that has not been touched this season.

 

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