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Storms knock out power to as many as 5,900 in Eastern Kentucky

More than 1,000 people in Eastern Kentucky remained without power Tuesday morning after storms ripped through the area Monday night.

About 1,400 Kentucky Power customers in Breathitt, Floyd, Knott, Lawrence, Leslie, Perry and Pike counties were waiting for their power to come back on as of 9 a.m. Tuesday, according to Kentucky Power.

The company said it expected customers in the South Williamson and Paintsville districts to have power by 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Ashland district by midnight Tuesday, and the Pikeville and Hazard districts to be back on by midnight Wednesday.

The company requested mutual assistance workers to help as they replaced broken poles and downed wires throughout the region, according to Kentucky Power. At one point, as many as 5,900 customers in the area were without power.

The storms Monday injured five people and damaged buildings in Lawrence County.

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