High winds in area knocking down trees, knocking out electric service

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Winds take down tree in Trotwood

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UPDATE @ 5:05 p.m.: High winds for a second day are continuing to cause problems in the area, knocking down trees and knocking out electric service.

At 5 p.m., DP&L's online outage map is showing 200 outages in Greene County, 23 in Montgomery and scattered outages in Darke, Preble and Miami.

Trees are down on primary lines in the area of Research Park Drive in Beavercreek, Dayton Power & Light spokeswoman Mary Ann Kabel said. Crews are on scene, she said.

She said that earlier today, a fallen tree that hit power lines in Troy took out 3,300 customers. Crew have since corrected that issue, Kabel said.

Some of the trees that have fallen didn’t hit power lines, but are causing upset nonetheless. One such tree felled by high winds was on Plumwood Road in Oakwood.

The National Weather Service in Wilmington reports there have been dozens of reports in the region of winds registering more than 30 mph in the past 12 hours.

The observations -- not all of which are official -- are collected from several sources using varying equipment and exposures, according to the weather service.

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High winds Tuesday, May 2, 2017, brought down this tree on Plumwood Road in Oakwood. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

High winds Tuesday, May 2, 2017, brought down this tree on Plumwood Road in Oakwood. (Jim Noelker/Staff)
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High winds Tuesday, May 2, 2017, brought down this tree on Plumwood Road in Oakwood. (Jim Noelker/Staff)

Winds have been reported as strong as 46 mph at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and at Dayton International Airport, 44 mph at Middletown's Hook Field and Springfield-Beckley Airport, 41 mph at Darke Count Airport, according to the weather service.

WINDS DOWN TREES IN TROTWOOD, SPRINGFIELD

A Trotwood man tells us one large tree nearly crushed his Chevy Impala. That tree blocked Lorimer Street near Hanna Avenue.

A Trotwood city crew has been called to remove it.

Kenneth Bailey said he had just pulled out of his driveway and looked into his rear view mirror to see the tree fall. He said it landed right where his car had been parked.

In Springfield, Scott Vogel said large sections of trees fell overnight Monday on properties in the 1600 block of Memorial Drive.

One tree brought down a power line feeding a home and electric service was temporarily taken out there, he said.

Tune in to News Center 7 for the latest on what to expect for weather conditions in the coming days.

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