Power outages: Fewer than 300 customers in region without electricity Sunday

A winter storm that brought snow and high winds to the area has left more less than a thousand customers without power as temperatures fell below zero and wind chills reach near minus 30 degrees Friday morning.

At one point late Thursday, AES Ohio reported more than 1,500 customers without electricity, but crews quickly restored service to most of those affected.

On Friday, by 1:21 pm., there were 6,344 outages — including nearly 4,000 in Fayette and Shelby counties combined. By 3:36 p.m., that number was cut down to 3,158, with the most outages in Fayette and Miami counties, but by 5:51 p.m. outage numbers ballooned to 7,636, in large part in Miami County, which reportedly had over 5,831 power customers without electricity. As of 9:51 p.m., that number had fallen again to 866 power customers.

By 10 a.m. Sunday, that number was down to 276 power customers with the largest portions of that in Clinton County southeast of Wilmington, with 144 power customers without electricity there, and in Montgomery County with 109 power customers without electricity there, most of that in the Vandalia area.

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“With our storm plan activated, crews are restoring power to customers quickly and safely,” AES posted on Twitter Friday morning. “Strong winds and frigid temperatures will continue through the day and crews will work round the clock.”

A look at the outages as of 10:25 a.m. today:

AES Ohio

Champaign County, 4

Darke County, 16

Greene County, 1

Miami County, 0

Montgomery County, 109

Preble County, 0

Warren County, 0

Duke Energy

Butler County, 2

Warren County, 19

Ohio Edison

Clark County, fewer than 5