Heavy Rains Produce Local Flooding, High Water

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From the Dayton Daily News:

About 2,500 customers of Dayton Power and Light remained without electrical service Wednesday morning, June 4, as storms continued to play havoc with transmission lines, DP&L spokesmen said. Up to 18,000 households and businesses lost electrical service during the height of a series of storms that swept through the Miami Valley on Tuesday evening, said Kevin Hall, the utility’s director of operations. Crews worked through the night and had restored power to all but about 1,200 homes by 7 a.m. But a new line of storms struck after 7 a.m., knocking out power to other areas, DP&L spokesman Tom Tatham said. Most of the remaining outages were in Montgomery and Miami counties, but customers were without power in scattered patches all over the area, including some in Beavercreek.

Hall said many of the Tuesday night outages were caused by lightning strikes that blew out power line transformers. The outages were scattered around the DP&L service area, but the heaviest concentration of problems was in southern Montgomery, Warren, Fayette and Clinton counties. Police, fire and rescue crews across the Miami Valley have been kept busy dealing with severe storms that started Tuesday and continued into the morning.

Heavy rain caused widespread flash flooding in the morning hours, and the National Weather Service at Wilmington issued a flood watch for much of Ohio and Indiana that will last through the evening. High water on Interstate 75 forced the Ohio State Highway Patrol to reduce traffic on the highway to one lane in each direction between the 67 an 68 mile markers in the Tipp City area.

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