Power outages affect FOX19, put Boone Co. residents in the dark

Tracey, Frank and Sheila in the dark
Tracey, Frank and Sheila in the dark

FOX19 operated on limited power Thursday morning after a power outage affected the Queensgate area.

The power outage hit the station at about 5:10 a.m. and came back on right after the end of our broadcast.

Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen reported that about 370 customers in Hamilton County were without power due to a substation problem in Queensgate.

There was also a large outage Thursday morning in Boone County, where about 4,500 customers were without power for about 2.5 hours. Thelen says there was a problem with a transmission line between Burlington and Florence at about 5:30 a.m. Power was restored around 8 a.m.

Thelen said its unclear if either incident is weather-related.

Several Metro routes were delayed, but most are back to normal. Visit www.go-metro.com for the latest, or call 513-621-4455.

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