power-outageWESTERN KENTUCKY, Ky. (5/20/14) — The power outage that rolled through parts of western Kentucky after midnight Tuesday, May 20 caused an estimated 17,000 KU customers to be without power.

However, most customers had power restored by 3:30 a.m.

“We got word from KU, that a static line fell on a transmitter,” said Emergency Management director, Frank Wright. “A static line is pretty much a bleeder of static electricity and is directly in the ground.”

Wright said that a static line is connected to a underground conductor, so when the static line fell on the transmitter, it caused a form of explosion.

“Most likely the green and blue lights everyone saw was a nice firework show caused by the static line falling on the transmitter,” said Wright. “It will pretty much cause an explosion of some sort.”

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter

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