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Thousands lose power in severe storms

Posted at 9:07 PM, Dec 23, 2015

CINCINNATI -- Thousands of people lost power when a line of severe storms swept through the Tri-State.

The highest number of outages were reported near Bethel, in Clermont County, where Duke Energy reported more than 4,000 customers lost power. Hundreds also were without power in Georgetown and Oxford, Ohio.

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In Northern Kentucky, the largest outage was near Williamstown, Kentucky, with nearly 1,800 customers who lost power.

Adam Kilgore, who lives in Grant County, said he couldn't get home because power lines blocked his road.

"I was driving around trying to find officials to figure out and ask some questions to see when I can get my child home and get her medication," he said. "I guess it looks like we are going to pack it in and jump county and go to my parents' house."

North of Dry Ridge, Kentucky, also in Grant County, winds blew a barn roof into power lines along U.S. Route 25; pieces of the roof were scattered across the roadway, along with the downed power lines.

Check the map below for current outages and estimates on when power will be restored: