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Power restored for almost 37,000 Tri-Staters, 8,000 still without power

Severe storms knocked power out Wednesday
Thousands of power outages in Tri-State
Posted at 3:10 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 13:49:49-05

Little by little, Tri-State households are regaining power after severe storms knocked power out early Wednesday morning.

At its height, outages reached 45,861 households in the Tri-State at about 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, according to Duke Energy. By 11 p.m. Wednesday, that number dropped below 18,000 and continued to fall below 8,600 by 2 p.m. Thursday.

"Our crews are working to remove downed trees, replace broken power poles, restring power lines and restore power," Howard Fowler, Duke Energy’s storm director, said. "We’ve made significant progress, and we appreciate our customers’ patience and support as we continue to work as quickly and safely as possible."

The initial outages were concentrated in and around Colerain Township, where fallen trees damaged power lines and temporarily took out power for 2,000 customers, and Delhi.

In Burlington, Mike Jennings found utility poles snapped nearly in half. He lost power at about 6 a.m.

"It landed just perfectly that it didn't actually hit our cars, it just kind of blocks us in, so lucked out there," he said.

Clermont County in Ohio and Boone County in Kentucky were the hardest-hit areas, according to Duke Energy. 

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Duke provided the following estimates for when power would be restored:

Kentucky:

Boone, Kenton, Campbell Counties -- 11:45 p.m. Thursday

Ohio:

Clermont, Brown Counties -- 11:45 p.m. Thursday

Hamilton County -- 11:45 a.m. Thursday

Warren, Butler Counties -- 11 p.m. Wednesday

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Who to call:

  • Report a gas problem in Ohio: 800-634-4300
  • Report an electric problem in Ohio: 800-543-5599
  • Report an electric problem in Indiana: 800-343-3525
  • Report a gas problem in Kentucky: 800-634-4300
  • Report an electric problem in Kentucky: 800-543-5599