Service restored to almost all after outages reported in Greene, Montgomery counties

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Service has been restored to most AES Ohio customers after two separate outages resulted in thousands of customers losing power in Greene and Montgomery counties Wednesday.

As of 1:35 a.m. on Thursday, six total customers were without service, all of which are in Montgomery County, according to the AES Ohio Outage Map.

Shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday there were 3,269 outages reported in Greene County, with the majority in Fairborn. It was not clear what caused the outage.

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All of the Kettering and Centerville customers affected by a morning power outage should have their service restored as of 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the company.

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.

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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.