"It's quite possible it could be on a DP&L pole," he said. It is Cincinnati Bell's responsibility to repair the line, even though it's on a DP&L pole, because of lease agreements.
Tatham said DP&L is not aware of a vehicle accident involving a pole in that area on Saturday.
UPDATE @ 6:30 p.m.:
U.S. 35 is open again in both directions.
The downed wires have been identified as fiber optic lines.
What caused the wires to come down has not been made known.
Both directions of U.S. 35 are shut down near Smithville Road in Dayton because of a report of downed wires.
Dayton police are diverting eastbound U.S. 35 traffic off the highway at Steve Whalen Boulevard. Westbound U.S. 35 traffic is shut down near the Smithville Road exit.
On Saturday, police and fire crews shut down both directions of U.S. 35 at Smithville Road also for downed wires.
We’ll update this page as we learn more.