Power restored after car strikes utility pole in Xenia

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UPDATE @ 7:45 a.m.:

Don Gebele, a spokesperson for DP&L, said the outage was caused by a crash that occurred earlier today on Bellbrook Avenue involving a vehicle crashing into a pole.

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When crews arrived on the scene to fix a damaged pole, there was more damage that needed to be repaired, so they turned off power for a larger area.

Gebele indicated that power should be restored around 8 a.m. today.

INITIAL REPORT:

Over 1,800 people are without power in Greene County.

A total of 1,856 DP&L customers are in the dark according to their outage map.

>> Area power outages

The outage was reported around 6:50 a.m.

We have reached out to DP&L but have not heard back about a cause for the outage.