Northmont schools dismissed early due to power outages, service restored to most

Power outages led to Northmont City Schools dismissing its high and middle school students at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday.

“Due to the ongoing power outage at the High School and Middle School, we will be dismissing High School and Middle School students at 10:15 All bus routes will be running,” read a statement posted on the district’s Facebook page. “Parents who are able to pick up their students should text their student on arrival and their student will be sent out as soon as possible. School personnel will be available upon arrival to assist families without cell phones.”

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Northmont students at the Miami Valley Career and Technology Center were not dismissed early. CTC buses will run as normal, according to the district.

While power has been restored to most customers by noon, AES Ohio was reporting 1,868 without service just before 10:30 a.m.

Montgomery County customers accounted for 1,776 outages, with the majority reported outside of Clayton near Brookville.

As of 12:09 p.m. service has been restored to most customers, with 143 total still without power. Eighty-nine of those outages are in Montgomery County.

It’s not clear what is causing the outages. However, widespread rain and thunderstorms are forecasted for the region throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

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