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Large power outage in south Louisville caused by substation failure

At its peak, nearly 15,000 customers were without power. (Source: LG&E)
At its peak, nearly 15,000 customers were without power. (Source: LG&E)
Updated: Jul. 2, 2019 at 6:06 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A large power outage affected thousands of customers in south Louisville on Tuesday night.

At its peak around 5 p.m., 14,987 customers were without power. Those outages were largely along and east of I-65 between the Watterson Expressway and Gene Snyder Freeway.

By 5:30 p.m., the outage was still affecting 9,441 customers in Louisville.

LG&E’s outage map shows they hope to have power restored to everyone by 7 p.m.

The large outage was caused by a failure at a substation that feeds the Fern Valley Road area, LG&E officials said. They are rerouting power to the area from other substations as they work to fix it.

LG&E said its technicians are working on the outage and there is no need to call them at this time.

At 6 p.m., only 1,408 customers remained without power.

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