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Part of Webster County without power until Saturday morning

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WEBSTER CO., KY (WFIE) -

In Webster County, 815 customers have been without power since Friday morning and that will likely be the case throughout the night.

A crew from Kentucky Utilities is working to replace an old transformer that blew out early Friday morning causing a widespread power outage for the town of Clay.

KU Spokesperson Cliff Feltham says the transformer was simply too old and gave out on its own.

Feltham says this is a rare occurrence but they have dealt with this type of situation before.

He also says this is a very large operation that won't be finished until early Saturday morning but that they were able to locate the needed 'replacement transformer' in nearby Earlington instead of Louisville, Lexington or Danville.

Kentucky Utilities isn't exactly sure how long it will take to replace the transformer, though they expect to have all of this fixed by 5:00 a.m. Saturday.

A shelter has been opened at the Webb Memorial Church at 370 State Route 109 North in Clay.

A 9 p.m. curfew is in effect for the City of Clay.

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