Clark County roads reopen, power restored after strong winds

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UPDATE @6:10 a.m.

Power has been restored after downed trees caused outages Monday evening.

UPDATE @ 9:36 p.m.

South Burnett Road and Columbus Avenue are now open after downed trees closed the roads Monday night.

Power that was once out due to the downed trees has since been restored to 750 DP&L customers, according to an outage map, while Ohio Edison reports 585 Clark County residents are still in the dark.

Dispatchers said no injuries were reported after the trees fell and said no other roads are closed at this time due to wind damage.

EARLIER REPORT

Downed trees and power lines in Springfield and Clark County have prompted law enforcement to shut down two roads.

Clark County sheriff's dispatch confirms that South Burnett Road and Columbus Avenue have been closed until further notice.

A caller tells us a tree is blocking the street in the 1900 block of South Burnett Road, between Sunset Avenue and East Leffel Lane. The caller also said he sees traffic signals down at Sheridan and Sunset avenues as well.

Springfield police tell us a tree is blocking the road in the 2100 block of Columbus Avenue.

No injuries or accidents have been reported in either of these incidents.

We have a call into Ohio Edison as the company's online outage map is showing at least 579 outages at 6 p.m. The DP&L online outage map is showing 750 outages in Clark County at 6 p.m.

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