As many as 8,019 customers were without power around 11:35 a.m. on Wednesday. The majority of the customers who lost power in Montgomery County were in east and west Kettering, as well as part of northern Centerville, said Mary Ann Kabel of AES Ohio.
St. Charles School in Kettering announced it would be closing at 11:45 a.m. due to the outage, according to an email sent to parents. Busing for students was available.
Multiple businesses surrounding the intersection of Stroop and Marshall roads in Kettering were without power at 10:50 a.m. — a Speedway gas station, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and businesses in the Stroop-Mar Plaza.
The Grieve Hardware store on Stroop Road was continuing to make cash-only sales, handing customers flashlights, so they could find products in their aisles in the darkened store.
AES Ohio crews pinpointed the outage to the substation on David Road, said Kabel.
We will update this story as more information is available.