than 18,000 Kentuckians were without power as of 10 a.m. Monday following a massive tornado outbreak on Friday and several inches of heavy, wet snowfall overnight in some portions of the state.
The Kentucky Public Service Commission reported that 9,350 customers who lost power following Friday's tornadoes remained without electricity, mostly in Morgan, Magoffin, Martin, Johnson and Lawrence counties in Eastern Kentucky.
That number may not reflect restoration efforts that have been completed but not yet reported, particularly from hard-hit areas such as the Licking Valley RECC service territory, the PSC reported.
Also, another 8,969 lost power Monday morning after snow blanketed much of Central and Eastern Kentucky, including about 4 inches of snow in tornado-ravaged West Liberty and Salyersville. Outages from the snow included 2,650 in Scott, 2,100 in Franklin, 785 in Woodford and 360 in Fayette.
The death toll in Kentucky from Friday's violent storms remained at 21 Monday morning but the count was adjusted in two Eastern Kentucky counties.
Specialist Michael May with the Kentucky National Guard said the fatality count in Menifee is three, six in Morgan, two in Lawrence, two in Johnson, five in Laurel and three in Kenton.
An earlier count, May said, put Morgan County with seven fatalities and neighboring Menifee County with two. He said additional information resulted in the change.
The injury count remained at about 300, May said.
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