Downed wires lead to outages for DP&L customers in Auglaize, Mercer counties

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Greene County Power Outage

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UPDATE @ 10:28 p.m.: Downed overhead wires are the issue with power outages in Auglaize and Mercer counties, DP&L spokeswoman Kelly Millhouse said.

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Crews are making repairs to the wires located along state Route 274, just east of state Route 364, she said. The outages are affecting customers in New Bremen, Maria Stein and Minster.

Crews anticipate having all customers back on line at approximately midnight, Millhouse said.

UPDATE @ 10:15 p.m.:

DP&L now is reporting approximately 1,071 new outages in Auglaize (463) and Mercer (608) and we're working to learn more about what's happening in those two counties.

Those reports, added to the continuing estimated 738 outages in Greene County, bring the total for all three counties to approximately 1,809.


A large tree is to blame for a power outage in Beavercreek that is affecting approximately 740 Dayton Power & Light customers, spokeswoman Kelly Millhouse said.

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DP&L had to drop a section of a circuit because of a “very large tree” that is affecting overhead lines in the 2400 block of Coldsprings Drive.

Crews are on scene and DP&L is anticipating that everyone affected will have their service restored by 10 p.m., she said.

Reports of outages began coming into the utility about 6:43 p.m.

Service was dropped because of safety reasons, Millhouse said.

We will update this developing report as we learn more.

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