Kentucky Utilities customers now have power

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By The Staff

Kentucky Utilities officials reported as of Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m. that all of their customers in Washington County now have power. Below are more updates on the status of local power companies and other agencies serving Washington County.

   Salt River R.E.C.C. reports just under 300 outages as of Friday, Feb.6 at 3 p.m. in Washington County.  They continue to have crews working in Washington County.

•    Inter County R.E.C.C. still report several outages in Washington County as of Friday, Feb. 6 at 3 p.m.  They have 3 crews working in the Washington County area and have encountered broken poles that need replacing so other

poles and lines can be energized.  Inner County reports they are working in the Logan and Long Run Road area.

•   Bluegrass Energy still report several outages of their 171 customers in Washington County as of Friday, Feb. 6.   They do report crews are in Washington County working today.


• Springfield and Washington County fire officials said caution should be used when operating alternative heat sources. They also advise property owners to turn off their main breakers until someone is there to monitor when the power is restored.

• Kentucky Department of Transportation, Washington County Road Department, and City of Springfield Public Works officials reported that all local roads are now passable,    however, all crews report that with hanging limbs motorists should be cautious.  Citizens are encouraged to call (859) 336-5540 to report areas of concern.

• Washington County Fiscal Court has announced that the transfer station will be open    Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept fallen limbs and branches. This material will be accepted free of charge until further notice.

• Springfield city officials are asking residents to move limbs and fallen branches to the curb for pick-up by the city's wood chipper. Limbs and branches should be no more than four inches in diameter and no more than six feet in length.

• The American Red Cross shelter at the Washington County High School is now closed.  You may contact Washington County Red Cross for assistance 24 hours a day at (859) 481-3912. 

• The National Guard has advised that anyone they distributed an MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) should refrain eating the peanut butter contained in the MRE because of a potential risk of it being contaminated by salmonella.

• Citizens are encouraged to continue checking on their neighbors.