High winds bring more power outages

Posted by Melissa Greathouse - email

Update Weds., 5:45 pm: TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Vectren reports they are down to 7,000 customers without power.

USI power is back on.

Update Weds., 4:45 pm: TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Vectren reports power outages at 10,000 and slowly climbing.

Vectren spokesperson Chase Kelley expects the numbers will go up as the winds continue to blow.

The majority of the outages are on Evansville's Eastside heading into Newburgh. They also hav an outage also in the USI/Dogtown area.

Previously: TRI-STATE (WFIE) - Wednesday's high winds have caused power outages to return to parts of the Tri-State.

Vectren is reporting 8,200 customers without power as a result of the day's winds.

Kenergy has 2,000 customers who have lost power as a result of Wednesday's storms, in addition to the 11,000 who were still without power as a result of January's snow and ice storms, bringing their total outage number to 13,000.

Kenergy lists the following outages in each county:

Caldwell        555
Crittenden      526
Daviess         3,246
Hancock         1,060
Henderson       1,910
Hopkins         1,676
Lyon            701
McLean          795
Muhlenberg      7
Ohio            751
Union           1,000
Webster         1,088

Madisonville Municipal Utilities reports 1,500 customers without power.

Posey County Central Dispatch is also without power and running on emergency generator at the 911 call center.  They are able to take 911 calls.

Most of downtown Mt. Vernon is without power.  They're now also getting multiple reports of power outages spread throughout Posey County.

We will bring you more information tonight on 14 News at 5 and 6.