Downed tree & wires cause 'huge mess' on Kenwood Road

Downed tree & wires cause 'huge mess' on Kenwood Road

BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) - UPDATE: Kenwood Road reopened Monday afternoon.

Previous story: Kenwood Road is now expected to be closed until lunchtime due to a downed tree and utility wires.

"We have multiple crews on this since it occurred overnight," Duke Energy spokeswoman Sally Thelen said. "Our hope is to have it repaired and restored by lunchtime."

The road has been blocked all morning between the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway and Sycamore Road.

Earlier this morning, police said the road should reopen by 6 a.m., but Duke Energy crews say it will take longer than anticipated to make repairs.

They were called to the area when the tree fell about 2 a.m., Thelen said. She describes it as a "huge mess with a lot of broken parts" on the poles.

Nearly 400 Duke Energy customers in the area remain without power, according to the utility's website.

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