Power restored to most after Wednesday storms

Service has been restored to most in the Miami Valley after thousands lost power during storms and at least one confirmed tornado Wednesday evening.

The majority of the outages were in Clark and Miami counties, with nearly 6,000 people without service at one point.

As of 8:50 a.m., there were 157 AES Ohio customers without power, including 149 in Montgomery County. Ohio Edison had 219 customers without service as of 9 a.m.

Strong storms that produced confirmed tornadoes knocked out power to thousands of customers, with the majority in Clark County.

More than 3,800 were without power Wednesday evening in Clark County, according to Ohio Edison’s online outage map, and AES Ohio reported additional outages of more than 2,100 in Miami County.

The outages follow reports of a confirmed tornado north of Springfield, and also near Tipp City, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Following are outages reported as of 9 a.m. Thursday by AES Ohio, Ohio Edison, Duke Energy and Darke Rural Electric.

Butler County: 3

Champaign County: 0

Clark County: 219

Darke County: 0

Greene County: 6

Miami County: 1

Montgomery County: 149

Preble County: 1

Warren County: 0

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