DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) - Update: Approximately 12,000 homes without power as of 10:30 pm.
Nearly 45,000 residents in the Miami Valley were without power Wednesday afternoon after a line of severe storms blew through.
DP&L is reporting more than 25,000 customers without power in Montgomery County, and at least 24,000 more in counties across the region.
Damage has been reported across the region. Large branches are down in Russia, a building at a lumber yard near Cridersville collapsed, and a roof blew off a barn and telephone poles are snapped in the St. Marys area.
In the northwest area of Montgomery County there are reports of trees and wires down.
In Butler Township, there is a report of a tree and live wires down on a car with the driver trapped. Our crews were on the scene as firefighters worked to free the occupants.
2 NEWS' Pam Elliot reports a woman and her husband were on their way home from an oncology appointment when the tree fell on the hood of their car. If the timing had been any different, the couple may not have survived.
Some of the first reports of damage came in from Mercer County. Our crews found trees down across the area. In fact, one home was heavily damaged by a toppled tree. The Red Cross is now in Celina assisting families in need.
Hara Arena suffered some damage after several power lines took out a sprinkler system on the roof. There is currently no power there, but Hara spokespeople say they should have a generator by tomorrow morning. The outage will not affect any planned events at the arena.
"The main threat for severe weather has came to an end as the weather moved through this afternoon," Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Tara Hastings said. "The chance remains for a few isolated showers."
The Severe Thunderstorm Watch has now been canceled, although flood advisories remain in effect.
A teenager pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to killing a Stivers High School student.
A student opened fire injuring two students Friday afternoon at Denver-area high school before taking his own life.
A fired City of Dayton employee is under investigation after money came up missing.
The newly formed Miami Valley Bulk Smuggling Task Force raided multiple sites Wednesday in Huber Heights, New Carlisle and Tipp City
"I expect the snow to start falling sometime after 9 p.m. Friday night." - 2 NEWS Chief Meteorologist Brian Davis