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About 56,000 customers still without power in Ky.

Feb. 09, 2009 @ 03:00 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A state official says about 56,000 utility customers remain without power after a deadly winter storm.

Kentucky Emergency Management spokesman Greg Flynn says the figure released Monday afternoon includes 30,968 customers whose utilities are regulated by the Public Service Commission, about 24,000 customers of the Tennessee Valley Authority and 1,965 customers of municipal utilities.

The number of outages peaked at about 769,000 at the height of the storm, which blew into Kentucky Jan. 27, dropping snow and ice across the state.

State officials have attributed 30 deaths to storm-related causes.

Some 101 counties and 75 cities have declared states of emergency, and President Barack Obama has issued a major disaster declaration for the state.