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Power knocked out to people in five counties

Power has now been restored to the thousands of people who lost power in five counties Tuesday night.

Customers in Montgomery, Rowan, Fleming and Menifee counties were affected.

The largest outage was in Bath County.

Customers of 3 different utility customers lost power around 11:30 Tuesday night.

Customers of East Kentucky Power, who live outside the city of Owingsville, had their power restored around 4 a.m.

1,150 Kentucky Utilities customers in Bath County didn't have their power restored until just after 2 Wednesday afternoon.

KU officials the outage was caused by a tree that slid down a hill and took out a transmission line east of Owingsville.

KU officials say the location was in a very remote area, so that was part of the reason for the delay in getting power restored to everyone.

At the peak of the outage, around 8,000 people were without power across the five counties.

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