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Balloons knocked out power for thousands of Covington households, Duke Energy says

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Nov 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-30 17:27:00-05

COVINGTON, Ky. -- Nearly 6,000 Duke Energy customers in lost power Thursday afternoon after balloons became tangled in a power line, according to spokeswoman Sally Thelen. 

The outages were first reported around 3:40, according to Duke Energy’s official outage map. Power was restored by 5:30 p.m.