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Snow and ice cut power, slick roads in Kentucky, Tenn

There are 206 comments on the Richmond Register story from Jan 27, 2009, titled Snow and ice cut power, slick roads in Kentucky, Tenn. In it, Richmond Register reports that:

Snow, sleet and freezing rain Tuesday cut power to thousands in Kentucky and northern Tennessee, bending trees to the ground, closing schools and piling up faster than road crews could clear.

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honolulu sister

Honolulu, HI

#1 Jan 28, 2009
my brother lives in paducah, ky. where are the people going since the power is out?
honolulu sister

Honolulu, HI

#2 Jan 28, 2009
my brother lives in paducah kentucky where the power
is out. where did all the people go?
Kris

AOL

#3 Jan 28, 2009
They have shelters set up for them to go to and some are staying in their homes or hotels in local areas.
Debby

Mount Juliet, TN

#4 Jan 28, 2009
Still no power in Paducah, intermitent phone service, no fuel since there is no power. We are in Nashville, TN and have been able to get a phone call through once or twice. We are heading to Paducah tomorrow (Thursday) with cans of diesel fuel to bring our bus home. It has been sitting with the generator running at the Service Dept to keep our pipes from freezing. Everyone we have been able to talk to said it is really bad. Trees are snapping, utility poles are breaking, wires down everywhere.
oh yeah

Murray, KY

#5 Jan 29, 2009
its bad real bad....I am in a warming shelter in Murray Ky....no power no water have to flush with a bucket of water....the water is contaminated and can't be boiled w/o power this warming shelter has a kerosene heater....generator lights.....it is still cold.....not even cell phones work.....I am using my bettery operated laptop and I am amazed that there is internet her on MSU's campus since we have not had internet for over 24 hours...
locoach

Chattanooga, TN

#6 Jan 29, 2009
It has been a difficult couple of days. I work in a powerhouse so I have had to report to work, working midnights. I left yesterday morning and all 5 roads that lead to my neighborhood were blocked by downed trees. I have seen numerous utility poles snapped in two and power wires are on the ground from the weight of the ice on them. Wednesday was day 2 and a lot of us loaded chainsaws into our trucks and cut our way through several roads so people could travel out from homes with no power. Now no gas within several miles and no stores (no power). It is early Thursday morning and the temp is 25, so no letup right now.
Mark OMeilia

Tulsa, OK

#7 Jan 29, 2009
I sympathize with all of you.
I am from Tulsa, Ok.
We had seven days of power outage due to the worst Ice Storm ever in Dec 07. I had a Sycamore crash right through my living room ceiling. Stupid Sycamore trees. Very heavy and weak.
They were easy to saw up, though, afterwards.
All of the neighbors worked together for each other, I spent time with relatives that i hadn't seen in years. It was very difficult, but we seem to make it.
I still live with the sound of the limbs crashing every minute, helpless to do anything but hide somewhere safe. Even had to go out to the street where there were no trees overhanging to protect myself.
God bless all of you. You will make it together.
Faughn

United States

#8 Jan 29, 2009
I got a phone message yesterday afternoon that my grandfather died in mayfield. I haven't been able to get through and am going to leave in a few hours. Anyone got any news about mayfield?
Real Deal Bill

Glasgow, KY

#9 Jan 29, 2009
We've still got a half inch or so of ice on the trees and what power lines are up in the Hart County area...Our counties biggest employer has over 1250 employees and they even had to close because power is out at the water plant...It's rough,no power in most of the county and no water running anywhere in the Green River Water District...It was a storm to be remembered,but it still dosen't compare to the one Feb. 11th 1994 ...
Kristin

Locust Grove, VA

#10 Jan 29, 2009
Faughn, I'm sorry for your loss. The only thing I've heard about Mayfield is the scrolling news item at the top of the Paducah Sun, which says that 90% of Mayfield lost power. That's been up since yesterday morning that I know of, though.
suri23a24

Hyderabad, India

#11 Jan 29, 2009
i hav my wife in paducah, i am unable to contact her..., i just dont know her situation .. i want somebody to tell me that when will b the situation good and when does the power on..
Real Deal Bill

Glasgow, KY

#12 Jan 29, 2009
suri23a24 wrote:
i hav my wife in paducah, i am unable to contact her..., i just dont know her situation .. i want somebody to tell me that when will b the situation good and when does the power on..
The Paducah area was one of the hardest hit areas of the state...It will be several days before things are back to normal there...
KY Girl

Mary Esther, FL

#13 Jan 29, 2009
Does anyone know how to get up to date info. I have family in Paducah and Mayfield.
Carol from Waco Tx

Electra, TX

#14 Jan 29, 2009
My son and daughter-n-law live in Paducah with my little grand son. I am very worried. WE can,t get through on any level. His name is Shaun and he worked at Topes Tatoos . Does anyone there know him?
Can people get to the Red Cross to send messages? I just want to let them know that I love them and am praying and worried. 1978
tenderdove

Ashburn, GA

#15 Jan 29, 2009
my parents live in Paducah. Currently they are up at Harrah's Hotel. I am able to get through to her with phone calls. she is currently contacting Paducah Power to try and get an update. When I call her next, I will check and see if she was able to get any information.

Until then, stay safe, stay warm, and stay positive.
tenderdove

Ashburn, GA

#16 Jan 29, 2009
Paducah Power phone lines is down, and my parents were unable to get through to them. It appears that Drury Inn there has power via a generator. Unfortunately, I don't know how to get updates on what is going on there. The channel 6 website for Paducah is not loading in for me, even though it appears that it's being updated. If anyone can get it up, they should have updates in there.

www.wpsdtv.com
TNL

Delaware, OH

#17 Jan 29, 2009
Does anyone know if there is any stores open to buy propane in the Benton area, or really anywhere?
When I try to call my family from my cell phone I can't get through but when I call their land line from my land line, it seems to work.
Carol from Waco Tx

Electra, TX

#18 Jan 29, 2009
I haven't been able to get the news channel up on the internet. No cell phones or land lines. I was able to talk to the local police last night. They said that they are only taking care of the elderly and sick for now. Which is understandable. They couldn't give me any other information. She just said it's a big mess out there. Which doesn't ease my fears. I know, I have to have faith and know they will find a way to be safe. The rest of the worried families and friends out there, lets all pray and keep in touch. I will try again to contact the red cross here. You all do the same.
mareekab

United States

#19 Jan 29, 2009
Faughn wrote:
I got a phone message yesterday afternoon that my grandfather died in mayfield. I haven't been able to get through and am going to leave in a few hours. Anyone got any news about mayfield?
I just heard from Murray, water is appearantly non-potable so take some with you and the major roads are clear--641, I 24, but there are downed lines and trees covering much of everywhere else. I am very sorry about your grandfather, but if you don't have some off raod capacity, your ability to get around will be very limited.
TNL

Delaware, OH

#20 Jan 29, 2009
walmart in Benton, KY is open at limited capacity. You have to use cash. My famiyl got some propane there earlier.

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