LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky National Guardsmen are on duty in Louisville as the city recovers from fierce winds produced by remnants of Hurricane Ike that left widespread power outages.
Utility crews across Kentucky are making progress in restoring power to many of the hundreds of thousands left in the dark by Sunday's storm.
Louisville Gas and Electric spokesman Chip Keeling says power is back for 112,000 customers. About 189,000 customers still have outages and Keeling says the utility is still early in the restoration process. The utility still says it will be 10-14 days until power is fully restored to the Louisville area.
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson says 33 national guardsmen were on duty early Tuesday to help remove storm debris and to manage traffic and more are expected to arrive.
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