Courtesy DP&L Outage Center

Power restored to nearly 5,500 after car crashes into high voltage power lines 

UPDATE @ 6:08 a.m.

Power has been restored to all but 68 homes in Green County after a car crashed into a power pole holding high voltage power lines, according to DP&L spokesperson Kelly Millhouse.

Troopers said no one was injured in the one-car crash that occurred just after 1 a.m. Saturday morning on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp.

Millhouse said DP&L crews remain on the scene to replace the pole and address low hanging power lines in the area.

Power has been restored to those affected by the outage after DP&L crews switched customers to alternate circuits, according to Millhouse. Nearly 5,500 homes were affected by the outage.  

Millhouse said the pole should be replaced sometime Saturday afternoon.

UPDATE @ 2:45 a.m.

Power has been restored to a majority of DP&L customers in multiple area counties, according to a DP&L. 

349 homes remain without power in Greene County while a smattering of outages persist in other areas. 

Greene County dispatchers said power was out for over 4,600 Saturday morning as a result of storm damage and a crash on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. 

Dispatchers said only one car was involved in the crash and it is unknown if anyone was injured.

UPDATE @ 1:38 a.m.

Thousands of DP&L customers are without power following a strong storm system that moved through the area Friday night. 

Over 4,600 homes in Greene County are without power, while nearly 2,000 are in the dark in Montgomery County. 

Nearly 1,200 are without power in Clark County, according to a DP&L outage map. 

Greene County dispatchers said a single-car crashed into a high tension power pole on Jasper Road in New Jasper Twp. 

Jasper Road has been closed between Long Road and Paintersville New Jasper Road, according to dispatchers. 

Dispatchers said a DP&L crew is arriving at the scene and power is expected to be out for some time. 

A spokesperson for the utility provider was not immediately available for comment. 

We are will continue to monitor regional outages as we work to learn when power will be restored.

INITIAL REPORT

Nearly 2,000 DP&L customers in Montgomery County are without power, according to a DP&L outage map. 

A handful of additional outages have been reported in Greene, Darke, and Miami Counties. 

RELATED: Strong storms move through region Friday night

We are working to learn what caused the outages and when power is expected to return.

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