Most of Fairfield’s power restored after more than 2,100 affected following storms

Five residences still has no power following storms that rolled through region this morning.

Less than an hour after the first reported outage in Fairfield, power has been restored to all but five residents around the southern part of Ohio 4.

The first outage was reported at 12:16 p.m. today following this morning’s storms, but as of 12:50 p.m., only five homes have not seen power restored, according to Duke Energy.

More than 2,100 Duke Energy customers were without power in the southern portion of Fairfield, and included many businesses from Bypass Ohio 4 south just north of Woodridge Boulevard.

Duke Energy has not listed the cause of the outage at this time, but it’s expected to be related to storm.

Duke Energy now estimates power to be completely restored by 6:45 p.m.

Fairfield Public Works Director Ben Mann said the city’s traffic signals were operational due to its battery backup system. One battery backup did fail, but he said crews were able to connect a portable generator. They had additional generators on hand in case the power disruption would have lasted longer than 24 hours.

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