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Cause of power outage in western Kentucky determined

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WESTERN KENTUCKY (WFIE) -

KU has determined the reason why the lights went out for thousands of its customers in western Kentucky.

A spokesperson tells 14 News that a static line fell onto a transmission line, causing the power outage.

KU says all power was restored shortly after 3:30 Tuesday morning. 

At the height of the outage, an estimated 17,000 KU customers were without power in Hopkins, Muhlenberg, McLean, Caldwell and Christian Counties.

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