Still no heat for Harrison Twp. residents after morning water main break

UPDATE @5:45 a.m. 1/2/18

We are working to learn if residents in the 2100 block of Koehler Avenue in Harrison Twp. remain without heat.

Residents said they were offered a room at a local hotel last evening.

>> Bone-chilling temperatures continue through week

UPDATE @ 9:50 p.m. 1/1/18

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Some residents said they have been offered a room for the night at a local hotel.

Drury Inn & Suites Dayton North, 6616 Miller Lane, confirmed that Vectren reserved a number of rooms for one night, but did not specify how many.

We have reached out to Vectren officials to find out when service can be restored.

UPDATE @ 9:20 p.m.

Residents in the 2100 block of Koehler Avenue in Harrison Twp. are reporting they still do not have heat after their gas service has been shut off for most of the day.

Natural gas had to be shut off following numerous water main breaks. Vectren officials said they could not restore gas service until Montgomery County Environmental Services crews fixed all the breaks. A county spokeswoman said earlier this evening that she thought the breaks had been fixed; however, residents say they are still without heat.

>> Frostbite reported as temperatures plummet

We are working to find out when heat can be restored for these residents.

UPDATE @ 7:40 p.m.

The water main breaks were repaired on Koehler Avenue, Brianna Wooten, Montgomery County Environmental Services communications coordinator said.

That means Vectren crews would be able to restore natural gas service to the 40 residents in the 2100 block of Koehler Avenue who were without heat most of the day.

No boil advisories had to be issued for residents, Wooten said.

UPDATE @ 6:40 p.m.

There are 40 residents in the 2100 block of Koehler Avenue who remain without heat after a couple water main breaks forced Vectren to shut off gas service.

Natalie Hedde, director of corporate communication for Vectren, said crews had to shut off natural gas service while Montgomery County water crews dig underground to access water pipes as a safety measure.

>> Dangerous cold grips region

Meanwhile, Hedde said Vectren is working with the county to understand their restoration time so residents can have their heat source returned as soon as possible.

“We are reaching out door-to-door to impacted customers to make sure they have appropriate accommodations,” she said.

Her understanding is one main break has been repaired and they are waiting for a second one to be fixed.


Residents on Koehler Avenue have no heat after a water main break forced Vectren crews to shut off gas.

The street is covered in ice and water continues to bubble up from a smaller main break after Montgomery County Environmental Service crews fixed a larger break on the street.

Vectren crews on scene said they can’t restore gas service on Koehler Avenue until all the main breaks are fixed. Residents have been without heat all day, although they do have water, one resident said.

>> Dangerous cold grips region

We’ve reached out to officials with the county agency to find out when it will be fixed so residents can have heat once again. We’ve also reached out to Vectren officials to find out why they had to shut off gas service.

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