Sunday, May 26, 2002

Storms knock out power to 4,300 in area

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        About 4,300 Cinergy customers were without power Saturday night after heavy rain, lightning and high winds hit some areas of Greater Cincinnati.

        Steve Brash, Cinergy spokesman, said the outages were mostly concentrated in Butler and Warren counties, with about 1,500 in Butler alone. Figures for Warren County were not available.

        The remainder of the outages were scattered throughout Cinergy's service area: Hamilton, Clermont and Brown counties in Ohio; and Campbell, Kenton and Boone counties in Kentucky.

        Power was expected to be restored by this morning.

        The Butler County Sheriff's Office said trees and power lines were down. Other police agencies reported similar storm damage.

        Wind gusts of up to 50 mph were reported with the storms that moved through shortly after 8 p.m.


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