Storms cause power outages in west Kentucky

Paducah Power System tells us a fallen tree caused outages affecting more than 250 people Monday afternoon. 

PPS spokeswoman Andrea Underwood says 267 outages in the Lone Oak area were caused by a tree that fell on a transmission line. That affected parts of four different substations. 

Underwood says PPS was able to get the tree out of the way, and only a few scattered outages remain for the utility’s customers. 

Also Monday afternoon, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation had 29 outages as of 4:20 p.m. Spokeswoman Georgann Lookofsky says 21 of those are in Graves County and eight are in Marshall County. Crews are working to restore those, Lookofsky says. 

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation says several isolated outages have been reported because of lightning and tree-related issues. JPEC reports one large outage in Ledbetter is affecting 179 customers after a tree fell and cut of a circuit. Crews are making repairs, JPEC says. 

JPEC reports 16 minor outages, with three customers per outage. Crews are also working to repair those outages. 

We will update this story with the latest information. 

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