Power restored to most after 24 hours of severe weather

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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Outages due to Saturday storms

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

UPDATE @ 6:45 p.m.

From its height of more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, only a handful are without service as of early evening on Saturday.

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Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L.

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UPDATE @ 12:15 p.m.

Strong storms in the past 24 hours have wreaked havoc in the Miami Valley, causing damage to trees and property and knocking power out to tens of thousands of people.

Since Friday morning, there have been more than 22,000 Dayton Power and Light customers without power, according to a DP&L spokesperson.

By late Saturday morning, all but about 600 had been restored, and those remaining outages are tied to 76 “trouble calls,” mostly in the Dayton metro area, according to DP&L.

Efforts to restore power resulted in more than 400 DP&L line crews being deployed in the field, according to DP&L.

About 37 customers in Huber Heights have been without power since Friday morning when a large tree came down, snapping a utility pole and bringing down power lines.

DP&L reports crews are working to replace the pole and power should be restored by late this afternoon.

UPDATE @ 11:24 a.m.

Power remains out for more than a thousand residents in the Miami Valley, primarily in Montgomery, Mercer, Greene and Clark counties.

Dayton Power and Light (outages by county)

613: Montgomery

344: Mercer

173: Greene

Ohio Edison First Energy 

451: Clark

Duke Energy

84: Butler

UPDATE @ 8:27 a.m.

Power has been restored to all but 5 homes in Preble County while over 700 remain without electricity in Montgomery County, according to a DP&L outage map.

A series of strong storms that moved through the West Alexandria area in Preble County are responsible for the outages, according to DP&L Director of Operations Kevin Hall.

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Downed trees and wind damage have caused similar outages in Miami, Greene and Clark Counties.

“We have crews continuing to clean up from storms since yesterday,” Hall said. “We’ve been in storms operation mode attempting to restore power.”

Ohio Edison reports 751 homes are without power in Clark County as a result of storm damage.

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Hall did not advise when crews would have all power restored.

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A downed tree can be seen in the 2900 block of Brewster Court in Springfield Saturday morning. (Angie Hess/Contributed)

A downed tree can be seen in the 2900 block of Brewster Court in Springfield Saturday morning. (Angie Hess/Contributed)

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A downed tree can be seen in the 2900 block of Brewster Court in Springfield Saturday morning. (Angie Hess/Contributed)

UPDATE @ 7:24 a.m.

Another 120 homes in Clark County are without power, according to an Ohio Edison outage map.

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Downed tree limbs and wind damage have been reported in Springfield near Providence Road.

Additional power outages have been reported in Montgomery County with DP&L reporting 561 outages.

RELATED: Increased threat for showers, storms this weekend

1,600 homes remain in the dark in Preble County.

We are working to learn what power crews are doing to restore service following Saturday morning's severe weather.

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A mangled shed can be seen in the front yard of this Springfield home near Providence Road. (Robert Yontz/Contributed)

A mangled shed can be seen in the front yard of this Springfield home near Providence Road. (Robert Yontz/Contributed)

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A mangled shed can be seen in the front yard of this Springfield home near Providence Road. (Robert Yontz/Contributed)

INITIAL REPORT

Nearly 1,600 Preble County homes are without power following severe weather Saturday morning, according to a DP&L outage map.

A DP&L representative could not be reached for comment, but multiple downed trees have been reported in the county.

Another 570 outages are reported in Clark County, according to Ohio Edison.

141 DP&L customers living in Montgomery County are without power, while another 208 are without in Miami County.

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We are continuing to monitor power outages and damage reports as severe weather makes its way through the Miami Valley Saturday morning.

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