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LG&E crews ramp up to repair outages quickly

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Crews were out working to restore electricity to homes along Hikes Lane at 6:45 Monday morning. Crews were out working to restore electricity to homes along Hikes Lane at 6:45 Monday morning.
LG&E encourages customers to call (502) 589-1445 when an outage occurs so they can send crews to the area. LG&E encourages customers to call (502) 589-1445 when an outage occurs so they can send crews to the area.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – LG&E is working to combat power outages they believe are brought on by wind gusts impacting power lines and debris.

As of 9 a.m. Monday, LG&E reported 270 customers affected by "scattered outages" across Jefferson County.

A WAVE 3 News viewer on Thixton Lane near the Quail Chase Golf Course in south Louisville said the area has been without power since 7 a.m. Monday.

LG&E said they have "ramped up" crews working to restore power and in some cases they may reroute power.

The WAVE 3 Storm Tracking Team is forecasting temperatures will hover around 0° for the remainder of Monday with wind speeds consistently around 20 mph.

The pictures in this story were taken as crews restored electricity to homes along Hikes Lane at 6:45 Monday morning. Liz Pratt with LG&E said a support wire and an energized wire came in contact there due to strong winds and created a spark.

About 1,200 customers were without power for a little more than an hour but it has since been fixed.

LG&E encourages customers to call (502) 589-1444 when an outage occurs so they can send crews to the area.

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