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.