Power restored after the storms

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According to a press release by Owen Electric, 8,000 customers were without power at the height of the outage caused by a tornado on March 2.

More than 70 poles were broken off from the high winds. By 8 p.m. on March 3, only 635 members were without power, most of those in Campbell, Pendleton and Kenton counties.

Outages and downed power lines or hazardous conditions, should be reported immediately to 800-372-7612.

Duke Energy, also serves part of northern Grant County and had crews on the scene quickly.

"They did a fantastic job of getting the power restored within 24 hours," said Crittenden Fire Chief Lee Burton.

As of March 6, Duke Energy only had 118 customers without power and none were Grant County residents.

Duke Energy’s web site emphasizes that downed power lines are dangerous and should not be touched. Neither should anything touching a downed power line such as limbs, tools or toys.

To report a downed power line to Duke Energy call 1-800-543-5599.