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More than 125,000 LG & E customers without power officals say it could take days to restore

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says 1 out of 3 households are without power from Saturday's storm.  Winds plowed through Kentuckiana packing winds up to 70 miles per hour.

There are several reports of damages in the area with downed trees and power lines. As of late Saturday evening, about 125,000 LG & E customers are without power. Power Crews from Tennessee, Indiana, and Northern Arkansas are coming to the area to help LG & E assess the power outage. LG & E says it could take days to restore all the outages, they say they'll have a better idea what they are dealing with during the daylight hours.

Across the river in Indiana Duke Energy is reporting about 15,000 customers in the dark in Floyd County and 10,000 customers in Clark County.

According to Ted Pullen from Metro Public Works, about 70 traffic signals are down.  If you approach them, they should treat them as four way stop.

If you use a generator, officials say keep it outdoors and away from your home because they do release carbon monoxide.

Firefighters were out battling a house fire on Illinois Avenue near Our Lady of Peace.  Right now, crews have it under control but, do not have a cause.

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