PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Power unit says it could be Saturday night before the last of its customers in eastern Kentucky have their power restored.
The American Electric Power Co. unit had about 35,000 customers without power in the region as of early Monday evening after a weekend of strong storms hit the area.
Spokesman Ronn Robinson says the hilly terrain and tree density in eastern Kentucky makes restoring the power in some areas slow going. He says high winds pushed over trees and snapped utility poles on Sunday.
About 8,800 of those outages are in Pike County, and another 6,900 are in Boyd County.
There were also about 1,500 customers of Kentucky Utilities and Louisville Gas & Electric still without power Monday afternoon. Those companies are units of PPL Corp. Most of those outages were between Louisville and Lexington.