Ice Causes Power Outages Across The Region


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Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

UPDATE (7:50, 2/7/14)

Kenergy reports that all power was restored to their customers by midnight.

UPDATE (6:50 a.m.)

Jackson Purchase:

1,500 Jackson Purchase customers in the Husband Road area are without power this morning.

A Jackson Purchase spokesperson said the reason for the outage was equipment failure at the substation, but that crews are working to restore power as soon as possible.

The company expects the power to be restored within 30 minutes.


In the latest update from Kenergy, there are still many small, widespread outages totaling more than 1,400 customers, and affecting people in Caldwell, Crittenden, and Lyon counties.

The weight of the ice has caused downed power lines, falling tree limbs, and some downed poles. Some of these repairs may take longer.

Crews have been working all night, and VP of Operations, Ken Stock is optimistic that all power will be restored by 6 p.m. tonight.

Restoring power depends on a variety of work conditions, driving conditions, etc.

Original Story:

Paducah, KY (WPSD) - Thousands of homes in west Kentucky and northwest Tennessee lost power Tuesday after a wintry mix passed through the area. West Kentucky Rural Electric reported that over 3,000 customers in Calloway, Graves and Marshall counties lost power throughout the day. Power has been restored.

About 600 customers in Lake and Crockett counties in northwest Tennessee lost power for several hours. It's not known if power has been restored there at this time.

Paducah Power's Andrea Underwood tells local 6 that around 350 people lost power due to a broken cutout. Crews fixed the problem in around 45 minutes. Underwood also reported a 10 minute power outage in Lone Oak. She says crews created the outage in order for crews to safely trim tree limbs.