People across the Tri-State are suffering from power outages as a result of the winter storm that swept across the region Saturday.
Pendleton County Emergency Management reports that a major feeder line from Kentucky Utilities that supplies Falmouth’s power suffered a broken pole and downed lines as a result of the storm.
Early Saturday morning, PCEM estimatated that power will be restored by 5:30 p.m. Saturday evening. However, as of 7 p.m., more than 1,300 people in Northern Kentucky.
Bluegrass Energy also reported that customers in several pockets of the southern part of the county are without power, including nearly 1,200 people in Pendleton County as of 4:15 p.m. Saturday.
Bluegrass Energy reported that approximately 5,400 members in 13 counties were without power at one point Saturday morning. The hardest hit areas were in Bracken, Harrison and Pendleton counties.
Duke Energy reported around 1 p.m. Saturday that nearly there were nearly 900 outages in the Greater Cincinnati area, with nearly 800 of those outages in Hamilton County. Most customers had their power restored by 7 p.m.
Pendleton County High School, which is located just north of Falmouth off US Highway 27, was opened to serve as a warming shelter for residents affected by this power outage.
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