High Winds Leave Thousands In The Dark

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- High winds from an approaching winter storm have knocked out power to thousands of homes across southwest Ohio.

Winds gusting up to 47 miles per hour left about 60,000 customers of Duke Energy and AEP Ohio in the dark Wednesday afternoon.

The Ohio Turnpike has banned triple trailers and boat and horse trailers towed by passenger cars or pickups until 1 a.m. Thursday because of the high winds.

Meteorologist Andy Hatzos with the National Weather Service in Wilmington says such strong gusts are usually associated with low-grade tropical storms.

Flights arriving at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport are delayed by about half an hour.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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