( Cincinnati ) - Tuesday is the start of a heatwave in the Tri-State, and thousands of people in the Cincinnati area are heading into it with no electricity.
Storms that rolled through Monday evening led to widespread power outages in the region. As of Tuesday morning, some 84,000 Duke Energy customers were blacked out. "It's definetly widespread. We haven't seen these outages, really, at this number in about ten years," said Sally Thelen with Duke Energy.
She says response crews have been out since last night, and they're still assessing the damage. Crews from other areas are coming into Cincinnati to help get power restored. The estimated restoration time on Duke's outage map has been disabled, for now.