UPDATE: Winds blamed for knocking down power pole in Greene County

Strong winds are believed to have knocked down a power pole late Tuesday afternoon that blocked Lower Bellbrook Road in Spring Valley and caused dozens of power outages, Sugarcreek Twp. firefighters said.

>> Wind advisory in effect for Miami Valley region

A Dayton Power & Light crew, called to the downed pole in the 2300 block of Lower Bellbrook, was working on repairs at 8 p.m.

Lower Bellbrook remains closed between River Ridge Drive and Spahr Road Wednesday morning.

Greene County Sheriff's dispatch began taking calls about the pole just after 6:30 p.m.

About 9 p.m., issues with at least one power pole in Xenia prompted police to shut down Massie Drive at Kylemore Drive as well as Raybell Drive to West Second Street.

DP&L has been called to tend to the issue in Xenia, a police dispatcher said.

>> Strong winds can affect trees, power outages

Parts of the Miami Valley remains under a wind advisory until 7 a.m. Wednesday, according to Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist McCall Vrydaghs.

Just after 7 p.m. officials at Dayton International Airport reported a wind gust of 49 mph.

No injuries were reported from the pole.

The DP&L outage map was reporting 131 outages in Greene County at 8 p.m. That number dropped to just four by 9 p.m.

We will continue to update this developing report as we learn more.

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