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About 72,000 remain without power in Ohio

CINCINNATI (AP) - About 72,000 utility customers in Ohio remain with power in the wake of this week's winter storm. Southern and central parts of the state were hardest hit.

American Electric Power said Friday about 59,000 customers were without electricity there. In Hocking County, outages have been reduced to about 6,000, or about 57 percent of AEP's nearly 11,000 customers in the county.

Duke Energy is warning that more outages are possible with sub-freezing temperatures expected to keep wires and trees ice-coated at least through Saturday.

Duke has about 2,000 customers still in the dark in southwestern Ohio and northern Kentucky. Most are in Ohio's Clermont, Brown and Hamilton counties near Cincinnati.

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