High winds affect 30,000 DP&L customers

Service has been restored to thousands Monday after rain and high winds swept through the Miami Valley overnight and early Monday morning.

Dayton Power & Light crews worked to restore power to 30,000 customers affected by Monday’s high winds.

>>Windy and rainy to start today; Wind Advisory in effect with gusts of 50 mph

There were fewer than 400 DP&L customers without power as of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the online outage map.

“While we have made great progress, the outage restoration numbers are starting to decline more slowly as crews repair individual outages,” read a statement from DP&L. “Crews are moving from one backyard to the next to make repairs that will restore a few customers at a time. Crews will work around the clock and through tomorrow to restore power to all customers.”

The company’s goal is to completely restore power to customers by midnight, with some possible exceptions for customers with more extensive damage.

>> Live power line safety: What to do if you come across downed wires

DP&L has 100 line technicians from Indiana and other communities to help restore service.

The company also stressed that customers should be careful while cleaning up debris and look for downed power lines before beginning.

If you see a downed line, assume it’s energized and report it to dpandl.com/outage.

“As customers inspect the condition of their property, they should remember to check their trees as well,” the statement read. “Many of the wind storm outages were caused by mature trees falling on power lines ... We encourage property owners to look for signs of tree damage and consult an arborist or professional tree trimming company for recommendations.”

>>PHOTOS: Wind damage throughout the Miami Valley

Here are the total number of reported customers without power in each county, according to the DP&L map, as of 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday:

  • Auglaize County: 4
  • Clark County: 2
  • Clinton County: 21
  • Fayette County: 4
  • Greene County: 131
  • Highland County: 38
  • Logan County: 35
  • Madison County: 1
  • Miami County: 2
  • Montgomery County: 98
  • Preble County: 14
  • Warren County: 14

The following outages were reported for Ohio Edison customers as of 6:45 a.m. Tuesday:

  • Clark County: 69

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