Fourth Night without Power for Neighbors in Elliott County

ELLIOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A lot of people in eastern Kentucky are spending their fourth night in a row in the dark after an ice storm knocked out power for thousands.

The icy conditions make for some picturesque scenery on Stark Ridge in Elliott County, but the winter wonderland is coming at a cost.

The heavy ice is keeping crews all over the map trying to get power back on.

"My husband is constantly running out and getting more fuel for the generator," Karen Dehart said.

Vietnam War veteran Richard Mullins is avoiding freezing with a kerosene heater.

He's making the most of a week without electricity. He just started teaching himself to play the banjo.

“It’s complicated,” he said. “It’s something to do.”

Water service was restored for most of the county Friday.

"We've been taking a generator around to our pumping stations, and we have all our reservoirs back full," David Gifford with the Rattlesnake Water District said.

Neighbors have been told all the power should be restored by Sunday.


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