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Published: Friday, February 09, 2018 @ 10:30 AM
Updated: Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 8:33 AM
MIAMISBURG — UPDATE @ 8:30 a.m. (Feb. 11): A Boil Water Advisory for parts of Miamisburg that was issued Friday is now lifted, according to officials.
UPDATE @ 3:46 p.m. (Feb. 10): A Boil Advisory issued on Friday for parts of Miamisburg is still in effect, according to officials.
Per a release, the advisory is expected to remain in effect until at least noon on Sunday.
The Public Works Hotline for Miamisburg informs affected residents that it is safe to shower and do laundry, but they should boil drinking water for two minutes.
We will continue to monitor when the advisory is lifted.
UPDATE @ 2:10 p.m.
A broken valve is believed to be the source of water issues in Miamisburg Friday, according to Gary Giles, Public Information Officer for the City of Miamisburg.
“At this time, it is believed that a broken valve has caused an interruption in the distribution of drinking water. Repairs are underway,” Giles said in an email Friday.
Crews hope to have the repairs completed and water service restored to all by tonight.
A boil advisory has been issued for an estimated 1,000 people in effect until further notice, according to Giles.
The city will also be distributing free bottled water from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., or while supplies last, at the Miamisburg Community Center at 305 E. Central Ave.
UPDATE @ noon:
Miamisburg public works personnel are working near the Great Miami River in the area of the city’s well fields, but as noon approached a location of the problem had not been determined, said Gary Giles, Miamisburg Public Information Officer.
“I can’t pinpoint it yet. I don’t have the information where we can say who’s affected and who isn’t,” he said.
However, city councilwoman Sarah Clark wrote in a Facebook post on a Miamisburg community group page that the issue is due to a broken valve.
“There was a broken valve at the wellfield, water has been shut off at the source for a large portion of residents, unfortunately water will remain off the majority of the day,” Clark wrote in the post.
The water service problems includes the Miamisburg Civic Center, where city workers were fielding a “steady” amount of calls this morning from impacted customers.
Giles said the city regrets the issue and is working to resolve the problem.
Three elementary schools in Miamisburg will be forced to dismiss early Friday due to water issues reported in the city, according to district Director of Business Services Scott Gilbert.
The city posted on Facebook around 10 a.m. that multiple residents and businesses were reporting a lack of water pressure or no water service this morning.
Crews were still working to identify the source of the problem and a boil advisory would likely be issued once the source was identified.
Bear, Kinder, and Mark Twain elementary schools will be releasing at 11 a.m., Gilbert said. There will also be no afternoon kindergarten at any Miamisburg school, according to the district.
Students who are not picked up by parents, unable to be dropped off at a designated place, or cannot be released at that time will be transported to Medlar View Elementary. Parents may go to Medlar View to pick up their students or we will transport them home at the end of the day.
All PM kindergarten in the district is cancelled for today.
City officials said the northwest and downtown areas of the city have reported issues, however stressed the issues may not be limited to those areas.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:06 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:39 PM
WASHINGTON TWP. — UPDATE @7:39 p.m.
Officials said a car merging onto northbound I-675 struck another car.
One person was taken to a local hospital, but no serious injuries were reported.
Crews are responding to a reported 3-vehicle crash on northbound I-675 in Washington Twp.
The crash was reported around 6:50 p.m. at Mile Marker 3, just north of Ohio 725.
Injuries have been reported.
This story will be updated as additional details become available.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:38 PM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 6:10 PM
FRANKLIN — UPDATE @6:10 p.m.
Twelve pets, including 11 dogs and 1 bird, were rescued from a house on fire.
Fire crews said when they arrived on scene of the fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane Saturday afternoon, heavy smoke and flames were showing. All the residents were able to make it out safely, but they advised of the 12 pets trapped in the house.
Crews initially said 10 pets were in the house.
Fire crews said the pets were scared and didn’t want to be touched, which made rescuing them difficult. It took about 15 minutes to get the 12 pets out of the house, which are safe and weren’t injured, crews said.
The fire is believed to have started in a wall or on a deck.
The American Red Cross is assisting the family. The home sustained an estimated $30,000 to $40,000 in damages.
No one was injured.
UPDATE @ 4:50 p.m.
Firefighters were able to rescue 10 pets from a burning home in Franklin Saturday afternoon.
Officials said all 10 of the family’s pets were pulled to safety and were not injured after the fire broke out in a home in the 900 block of Turner Lane around 3:25 p.m.
The residents and firefighters battling the blaze were also not injured. Crews initially reported possible injuries after a man was found on the porch of the home when emergency units first arrived. Those reports were later deemed unfounded, according to investigators.
The cause of the fire is unknown and still under investigation, fire officials said.
Fire crews have responded to reports of a house fire in the 900 block of Turner Lane in Franklin Saturday afternoon.
Firefighters reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the house around 3:25 p.m.
Initial reports indicate at least one person might have been injured.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 5:54 AM
Updated: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 4:31 PM
— QUICK-LOOK FORECAST
Tonight: Areas north of I-70 will see a chance for snow through the evening, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. All snow will taper off during the overnight hours. Temperatures will continue to drop tonight and overnight, with lows eventually reaching the upper 20s. Due to the dropping temperatures, an isolated slick spot will be possible on the roads.
Sunday: Sunshine is expected with highs reaching the middle 40s.
Monday: Rain returns to the area, and overall it appears to be a rather soggy day. Highs will be in the middle 40s. Highs will climb to the lower 60s.
Tuesday: High temperatures will be near 70 degrees but we’ll have a chance for more rain. Rain and even a few storms will be possible in the evening through early Wednesday morning.
Wednesday: Rain to start the day but clouds will break into the afternoon. Given the amount of rain from Monday through Wednesday, flooding will be possible in some areas. Highs on Wednesday will reach the middle 50s.
Thursday: Mostly cloudy skies with highs expected in the middle to upper 40s.
Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 3:21 PM
WARREN COUNTY — Two hikers, one of which was injured, have been located and rescued at Caesar Creek State Park in Warren County Saturday, according to dispatchers.
Emergency crews responded to the state park on reports of at least one injured hiker around 1:40 p.m., dispatchers told this news organization.
One hiker was found suffering from a hip injury. One, or both of the hikers were also showing signs of hypothermia, according to officials.
Rescue crews had to use a boat to get the injured hikers to safety. Around 3:15 p.m., scanner traffic from the scene indicated both hikers were off the boat and safely on land at one of the boat ramps with medics tending to them.
Additional details were not available.