DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - DP&L is reporting 2,400 customers still without power after Wednesday's storms that caused nearly 50,000 customers to lose power.
DP&L has 800 workers in the field, with mutual assistance crews from utility companies in Tennessee and Indiana.
Two hundred more workers are answering customer calls and coordinating crews and resources.
Ice distribution centers are now open and handing out bags of free ice to customers still without power.
There are two distribution sites in the Dayton area - Hara Arena and Fairmont High School.
The centers will be open until 9:00 pm Thursday night. If needed, the centers will re-open on Friday at 8:00 am.
As always, DP&L cautions to stay away from downed lines and for everyone's safety, please stay away from utility crews as they are working.
If your power is out, go through your home and make sure that all heat-producing appliances (ovens, ranges, toasters, curling irons, etc.) are turned off or disconnected from a source of electricity so that when power is restored your home is safe from accidental fires. A good practice is to always ensure there are no papers or other flammable materials on top of your electric range, in case it is accidentally turned on.
An accident at Stanley Avenue and Webster Street is causing traffic problems in north Dayton.
Montgomery County detectives took a 27-year-old bank robbery suspect into custody after executing a search warrant at the man's home.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A would-be robber apparently had a change of heart one inside an Harrison Township store Thursday morning.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.