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Published: Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 5:20 PM
Updated: Friday, January 24, 2020 @ 9:39 PM
By: Breaking News Staff
BELLBROOK — Wires down in the Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. area Friday evening caused 2,500 Dayton Power & Light customers to be without power, some for the second time that day.
Crews were dispatched to the area of Franklin Street (state Route 725) and Bonniedale Drive, Mary Ann Kabel, DP&L director of corporate communications, said.
The incident was reported around 5 p.m.
Major retailers affected included Walmart, Aldi, Staples and the gym Anytime Fitness.
#OutageUpdate: Approx. 2,500 customers are w/o power. We have reports of wires down in the Bellbrook /Sugarcreek area. Crews are responding. For the latest, visit https://t.co/6vl9Zg8eSn to check your status and view the Outage Map.— Dayton Power & Light (@DPLToday) January 24, 2020
When wires are down, always assume the power lines are live, Kabel said.
Do not touch them, and report a downed line online to DP&L or by calling 877-4OUTAGE.
Power has been restored to approximately 2,500 customers who were without power in Bellbrook and Sugarcreek Twp. Friday morning.
The outage was caused by a broken arm on a utility pole in the Bellbrook area, and was restored around 10 a.m.
Police and fire crews were blocking the Franklin Street (state Route 725) near the Bellbrook fire station while DP&L makes repairs.
#OutageUpdate: Approx. 2,500 customers are w/o power due a broken arm on a utility pole in the Bellbrook area. Crews are working quickly/safely to restore service to all customers. For the latest, visit https://t.co/6vl9Zg8eSn to check your status and view the Outage Map. pic.twitter.com/8Ez3LZjnMO— Dayton Power & Light (@DPLToday) January 24, 2020