About 50,000 Without Power Statewide

Duke Energy and REMC crews are out across the state working to restore power to customers.

Downed Icy Branch

Photo: WFIU/WTIU, Stan Jastrzebski

A tree limb weighed down with snow and ice fell overnight Tuesday.

Several thousand people are without electricity mostly because of the weight of ice on power lines.  As of about an hour ago nearly 50,000 Duke Energy customers were without power – about 8,500 of those were in Monroe County alone.  Duke does have numerous crews out working to get power restored including trucks from North Carolina and South Carolina.

About 5000 customers serviced by Rural Electric Membership Cooperative or REMC are without power.  About half of those are in Brown County.

You can find a map of REMC power outages here.

A list of current Duke Energy outages is available here.

Sara Wittmeyer

Sara Wittmeyer is the News Bureau Chief for WFIU and WTIU. Sara has more than a decade of experience as a news reporter and previously served with KBIA at the University of Missouri, WNKU at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY, and at WCPO News in Cincinnati.

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