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Class still in session for JCPS schools without power

An overnight ice storm knocked out power for over 70,000 Kentucky residents. A handful of JCPS schools are still open this morning while crews actively work to restore electricity.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) — While Jefferson County Public Schools are open on Thursday morning, some schools are without power.

An overnight ice storm caused extensive damage to trees and power lines across Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Over 70,000 Kentucky residents lost power.

Renee Murphy with JCPS confirmed that Atherton High School, Jacob Elementary, Doss High School, Highland Middle, and J-Town Elementary are without power as of 8:00 a.m. Crews are actively working to restore power as soon as possible.

These schools are still open at this time. The buildings were not freezing overnight and temperatures are still comfortable inside. As the day progresses, JCPS will asses the situation.

Renee Murphy will provide an update at 9:30 a.m.

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