Duke Energy power outages: Storm causes thousands to lose power
Casey Weldon, WCPO Digital
4:50 PM, Jul 20, 2013
10:47 PM, Jul 20, 2013
CINCINNATI - Nearly 9,000 Duke Energy customers were in the dark about when they'd have their power restored after a storm ripped through the Tri-State Saturday afternoon.
Duke Energy first started reporting complaints from customers around 4:30 p.m. after strong winds, heavy rain and lightning pushed through the area.
The number of outages peaked at over 8,700 around 5:45 p.m.
As of 10:15 p.m., the total number of outages had dipped to 283, which included 185 customers in Hamilton County. Hamilton County saw the majority of outages during the day, reaching more than 8,000 at one point.
Other counties in Ohio with outages at the time in Butler with 52 and Warren with 42.
All customers were expected to have power restored by the end of the evening.