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Thousands without power as storms travel through Tri-State

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Posted at 5:46 PM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-23 00:08:34-04

CINCINNATI — Thousands of people are without power after severe weather made its way through the Tri-State.

At its peak at 5:30 p.m., Duke Energy had hundreds of outages impacting 20,000 people. Hamilton County reported the most outages, with thousands out of power near the Ohio-Indiana border. Duke Energy's outage map showed a large number of outages near Harrison and Indian Hill, as well as the Clifton and Bond Hill neighborhoods of Cincinnati.

Duke Energy customers in Northern Kentucky also lost power. Many impacted lived near Walton and Independence.

As the storms traveled west to east, outages were also reported in Clermont County. Around 1,000 are without power near Batavia and Williamsburg.

On its website, Duke Energy released a statement saying crews are working to restore power.

"Crews will be working into the night to make repairs to the damage caused by this afternoon's severe storms," the statement says. "Estimated times of restoration will be provided once we've been able to assess the full extent damage. Adjustments to those estimates will be shared as we progress. Thank you for your patience."

The severe weather is out of the Tri-State, moving east and bringing a noticeable drop in heat and humidity. Temperatures will rise back up this weekend, though. Here's the latest forecast.

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