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Thousands still without power, 40 JCPS schools affected

Tree takes down power line on Bardstown Rd.  Courtesy: Courtney Orndorff Tree takes down power line on Bardstown Rd. Courtesy: Courtney Orndorff
Trees down in Jeffersontown.  Courtesy: Nate Curan. Trees down in Jeffersontown. Courtesy: Nate Curan.
Power line down at Klondike Elementary School.  Courtesy: Ashley Hallinan. Power line down at Klondike Elementary School. Courtesy: Ashley Hallinan.
Tree down on a car in Hikes Point.  Courtesy: Meredith Lewis. Tree down on a car in Hikes Point. Courtesy: Meredith Lewis.

LOUISVILLE (WAVE) - Tens of thousands are still without power as Sunday morning breaks, after high winds knocked down hundreds of power lines Saturday.

LG&E says as many as 200 power lines were knocked down by wind gusts of up to 70mph, knocking out power to more than 125,000 customers.  That means one-in-three were in the dark at the height of the outages.

Another 20,000 people had the power knocked out in southern Indiana, mostly in Floyd & Clark Counties.

Many of those outages are due to trees that were knocked down by the storm.

LG&E spokesperson Chip Keeling says 40 JCPS schools are affected.  The school district should make a decision on what to do about the first day of class for those schools by this afternoon.

A downed power line even shut down I-64 for the entire night.  The highway reopened at about 7AM.

Louisville emergency management officials say no injuries have been reported.

Metro Mayor Greg Fischer urged at a news conference late Saturday night, for people to stay inside, because of the number of dangerous downed power lines.

LG&E has power crews coming in from Tennessee, Arkansas and Northern Indiana to help current crews get lines back up, and the power back on for tens of thousands of customers.

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