Trees fell on wires across the Tri-State in storms Monday and Tuesday, knocking out power to thousands. (Provided)
Heavy rain flooded backyards in this Liberty Township neighborhood. (Provided)
This tree in North Avondale was downed by storms that caused power outages earlier this week. (FOX19 NOW)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -
Thousands of Duke Energy customers around the Tri-State remain in the dark Wednesday after two rounds of powerful storms.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the numbers were knocked down to 2,000 Duke Energy customers without electric.
The storms hit Monday and Tuesday and left residents still powerless on Wednesday. Areas from Fairfield and Delhi Township to Erlanger and Fort Thomas were impacted.
The outages peaked Tuesday at 168,000.
The estimated time of restoration for all counties is 10 p.m. on Wednesday, though many customers will see power restored before then, according to Duke.
“Others may not see their power restored until Thursday if they need additional repairs made before Duke Energy can restore the power. This is due to the magnitude of this week’s storms, wet ground conditions and the number of problematic customer outages,” said a Duke spokesperson.
Duke Energy crews are working around the clock to repair downed and damaged lines, a utility spokesperson said.