Messy morning commute leading to crashes across the area

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(WDTN) — Thousands of people in Greene County are without power after a crash early Wednesday.

It happened just after 5:30 a.m.  Wednesday on Jasper Road, near Shawnee Trail, between Xenia and Jamestown.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says a truck hit a DP&L pole. Authorities say Jasper road will be shut down in both directions at the scene of the crash for most of the day for crews to make repairs.

No injuries were reported.

The crash caused a large power outage in the area. The DP&L outage map showed more than 5,500 customers without power in that area.

A DP&L spokesperson says all service was restored in this area just before 7 a.m.

The DP&L outage map shows more than 400 customers still without powe. An earlie outage of more than 1,600 customers in Centerville has been repaired.

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Overnight snow and freezing rain have left roads slushy and slippery for the morning commute.

There have been several slide off crashes across the Miami Valley, including a car into a pole on Germantown Pike, near Germantown Liberty Road. No injuries were reported in the crash. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office was on the scene directing traffic in the area.

Authorities urge drivers to leave early, take extra time and give plows and salt trucks extra room on icy roads.

2 NEWS viewers across the Miami Valley saw all kinds of winter weather Wednesday morning.

Water is ponding on area roads including freeways. The standing water can be hard to see in the dark and drivers are encouraged to slow down and use caution.

Storm Team 2 Meteorologist Jamie Jarosik says the weather will dry out by  mid morning but the road coinditions could take hours more to improve.

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