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Update: Vectren tells us Thursday morning they are down to 3,000 customers without power. Kenergy reported they are down to 7,472 Wednesday night.
Previously: Vectren reports 6,600 are still without power.
They are hoping to have the majority of those homes back on line soon.
Owensboro municipal utility has 3,800 still without power, and they think they will have the majority of them back on line tonight.
Kenergy tells 14 News they have 9,691 homes still without power.
Previously: Kenergy says that as of 11:00 Wednesday. They are down to 9,691 customers without power.
Previously: The effort to restore power to the Tri State following Sunday's wind storm continues.
Vectren says as of Wednesday morning, 9,000 customers are still without electricity in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Gibson, Spencer, and Posey counties. That's down from about 16,000 on Tuesday morning.
Officials say it could still be the weekend before everyone is back online.
Kenergy now has about 10,800 customers without service. Owensboro Municipal has 6,300 customers out of power. And EMA officials in Muhlenberg, McLean, and Ohio counties say 6,300 remain in the dark.
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE)- Previously: Vectren crews are making progress as they work to restore power for thousands of customers.
As of Tuesday morning, Vectren officials say the number of customers in the dark is down to 16,500.
Vectren is working to tackle areas with the most power outages first. They know it's frustrating but are still asking customers to be patient.
Kenergy is reporting 16,000 customers are still without power.
OMU tells 14 News their number of customers in the dark is somewhere between 8,000 and 9,000.
Vectren is predicting all power will be restored later this week and possibly the weekend.
If you want to report an outage, call Vectren's automated customer service line at 1-800-227-1376
(WFIE)- Previously: Some Tri-Staters get the power turned back on after Sunday's storms.
Vectren is reporting that 29,000 customers are still without power. Kenergy has 19,000 still in the dark and Owensboro munipal utilites says 12,000 of their customers are without power.
(WFIE)- Previously: Thousands of Tri-Staters are waking up in the dark Monday morning. And for some, it could be days before the lights come back on.
Vectren tells 14 News there are now 34,000 customers without power Monday morning down from 40,000.
But spokesperson Chase Kelly says it could even be the weekend before everyone is back in business.
In western Kentucky Owensboro Municipal Utilities reports half of their customers are without power.
Kenergy has 21,000 customers in 14 counties still in the dark. Most of those customers are in Daviess County.
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(WFIE)- Previously: 14 News has been informed that Daviess County and the City of Owensboro, Hopkins County and Central City are under a state of emergency.
The Emergency Management Agency says the north Hopkins Water District is asking their customers to conserve water because the water tower is without power, and they could run out of water.
The EMA says the state of emergency will stay in effect for one week or until all power is restored.
Previously: Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Natcher Bridge in Daviess County has been inspected and is open to traffic.
Previously: Vectren Spokesperson Chase Kelley says about 35,000 Vectren customers with out power.
Kelley says customers should expect a multiple-day recovery as Vectren works to restore power to Tri-Staters.
Kenergy, a utility company that serves 14 counties in western Kentucky, says there are about 23,000 customers without power in their system.
Kenergy also expects a multiple-day recovery period.
OMU is reporting 75 percent of their customers are with out power, which is about 20,000 people.
So far there have been no reports of injuries due to the high winds.
Previously: According to Keith Todd of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet a crane is hung up under the Natcher Bridge in Daviess County.
Todd says a tug boat is trying to pull the crane loose, and a bridge inspector will be on the scene shortly to assess the damage.
Previously: A very busy day today in the Tri-State as high winds blow trees and power lines down.
Our news room has received several reports of damage to homes and property.
Vectren says 10,000 of its customers are without power today, and OMU in Owensboro says half of its customers are without power in Muhlenberg County the central city mayor has declared a state of emergency.
Officials there are asking residents to stay inside.
In Gibson County, the sheriff says a gas leak in Oakland City has residents within a two block radius of Franklin and Morton Streets evacuated from their homes.
The stoplight is down at Fulton and the Lloyd, drivers are doing a four way stop there.
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