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Jefferson County Public School students will be back in school Friday

Classes were canceled Thursday after severe storms knocked out power for thousands of people in Jefferson County.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Severe Weather overnight Wednesday into Thursday caused damage and power outages across Kentuckiana.

Late Wednesday evening, more than 20,000 people in Jefferson County were without power. At least 7,000 were still without power by Thursday morning, according to LG&E's online outage map.

Nearly a dozen Jefferson County Public Schools were included in those outages, including several bus compounds. This caused the district to cancel school on Thursday, April 14.

A spokesperson with JCPS said the reason for the cancellation is partly because of the outages, but also because several road closures and blocks would have made for difficult transportation.

The day was not treated as an NTI day since there were so many families without power who would not be able to participate.

In a Facebook post Thursday afternoon, the school district said it would ask the School Calendar committee to forgive the missed day instead of adding a make-up day to the end of the school year.

In an email Thursday evening, JCPS Chief of Communications Carolyn Callahan said JCPS will be back in school Friday.

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