DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – High winds Monday morning caused damage to trees and power lines throughout the Miami Valley, leaving thousands without power.
As of 10:00 pm, at least 527 DP&L customers were without power. View the outage map below.
DP&L said late Monday morning that 75 percent of the power that was lost was restored within the first five hours of the outage. The company’s goal is to be at 85 percent by midnight Tuesday morning.
“DP&L understands that it’s frustrating to be w/o power for extended periods of time, and we appreciate your patience. We have all hands on deck working as quickly and safely as possible to get the lights back on,” the company tweeted Monday afternoon.
Residents using personal generators for backup power are also asked to provide ample ventilation and allow plenty of distance from their home.
Challenges for crews include trees on power lines, according to DP&L. In addition, the outages are scattered across the area as opposed to large pockets.
For safety tips during a power outage, click here.
Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik says that wind gusts overnight reached as high as 55 MPH. Due to the high winds, a High Wind Warning was issued throughout the Miami Valley until 7 am.
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