Duke Energy: All storm-related power outages restored

Published: Jun. 16, 2022 at 4:23 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 16, 2022 at 8:01 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - All Duke Energy power outages from severe storms Monday were restored by Thursday morning, a utility spokeswoman tells FOX19 NOW.

“Outages from Monday and Tuesday are restored,” Sally Thelen said shortly after 7 a.m. “There may be an outage here or there that may need work done on their end before full restoration can occur.”

By 3:30 a.m. Thursday, just a handful of customers were among the 166,000 total who lost service Monday night and early Tuesday due to Monday’s 70 mph winds, heavy lightning and downpours, according to Thelen.

Duke Energy employees have worked around the clock all week to restore service across the region. They also brought in crews from out of state to assist.

There are some new power outages Thursday morning - just over 200 - with a heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m.

Feel-like temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s to 104.

“It would also be realistic that in 95-degree weather there will be occasional issues with equipment that may need to be fixed etc. That’s no different than the air conditioner in your home needing repair after it’s worked hard for days like we’ve had this week.”

Earlier Thursday, after 3:30 a.m., more than 2,000 customers in the western portion of the county in the area of New Haven Road briefly lost service, the website showed.

“A limb was found on wires when we patrolled,” Thelen said. “We removed it and (power) was restored just after 5:30 a.m.”

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